TOD105 Script writing

Varighet: 
1 semester
Emnekode: 
TOD105
Studiepoeng: 
15
Studienivå: 
Bachelor (grunnivå)
Rapporteringsprogram: 
Teater og drama (Bachelor)
Undervisningssemester: 
2019 Haust
Eksamenssemester: 
2019 Haust
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
Krav til forkunnskapar

The students must have completed 60 ECTS in Theatre and Drama or other relevant education before taking this course.
A sufficient mastery of the English language to participate in dialogue based lecturing is required.
Admission will be based on study programs where 10 places are reserved for theatre students, 5 places for MID or Animation students and 5 places are reserved for qualified students from the exchange programs.

If there are open places in this course they are open to students from these three programs, based on motivation applications.

Om emnet

Writing scripts for different media is a growing industry, and this course focuses on different ways of writing scripts. The students will work on:

  • Idea development and synopsis
  • Constructing characters and plot
  • Dramaturgy
  • Dialogue
Læringsutbytte

In accordance with the National Qualifications Framework the student will achieve the following learning outcomes after completing the course:

Kunnskapar

The student

  • has basic knowledge of selected theories of dramaturgy and script writing
  • has knowledge of key processes within script writing for short film and stage plays
Ferdigheiter

The student

  • can apply knowledge of the script writing process to write short scripts for both stage and screen
  • can apply knowledge of adaptation to writing an adaptation
Generell kompetanse

The student

  • can participate in debates on different kinds of scripts
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåtar

a) The course is a part time study, organized in 4 sessions of 2 days, and a one week intensive course, with written work to be handed in between the sessions.

b) The classes will consist of a variety of teaching methods, both in groups and individually:

  • seminars and workshops
  • net lectures
  • script readings
  • film viewings
  • 5 plays in 5 days - challenge

The course will have a special focus on individual guidance to help the students in their script writing. 

Vilkår for å framstille seg til eksamen

a) Attendance
The course has compulsory attendance of an active and engaged character.
To qualify for the final exam the student has to have an attendance of a minimum of 80% in each of the 5 sessions.
See: Regulations governing studies and examinations at Volda University College, §7.3, on attendance/participation in teaching.

b) Course work

  • Two scripts with individual guidance (2500-3500 words each).
Minimumstal: 
8
Maksimumstal: 
20
Emneansvarleg: 
Vibeke Preus
Emnet inngår i følgande studieprogram
Manusutvikling og stemmeskuespill
Teater og drama (Bachelor)
VurderingsformGrupperingVarighetVarighetstypeKarakterskalaAndelKommentarHjelpemidlerOmfang
MappeeksamenIndividuell1vekeA-F, der A er best og E er siste ståkarakter100The student chooses one of the two short scripts from the course works, which is evaluated and graded after the student has had time for revising.All2500-3500 words
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Mappeeksamen
Gruppering:Individuell
Varighet:1
Varighetstype:veke
Karakterskala:A-F, der A er best og E er siste ståkarakter
Andel:100
Kommentar:The student chooses one of the two short scripts from the course works, which is evaluated and graded after the student has had time for revising.
Hjelpemidler:All
Omfang:2500-3500 words
Godkjent av: 
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