CDM 306 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Advanced Script Writing
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CDM 306
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the students to the various phases of a feature length scriptwriting and to give them an opportunity for experiencing scriptwriting process of a feature film.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To identify the fundamentals and basic steps of feature length scriptwriting.
  • To write feature length scripts
  • To handle a script together with it dramatic structure
  • To dintinguish between the scripts of different film industries, genres and approaches.
  • To identify the writing of scenes and dialogue
Course Content In the light of the course Scriptwriting I, components of feature length scriptwriting like developing story, plot, character, dialogue, writing scene will be taught and students will be expected to write a feature length scriptwriting throughout the semester.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 General review of the course Screenwriting I
3 Developing character I Reading example character texts provided by the lecturer
4 Developing character II
5 The story and plot I Reading example stories provided by the lecturer
6 The story and plot II Submission of draft assignments of the first phase
7 Debates on the first phase assignments
8 Writing dialogue I
9 Writing dialogue II
10 Writing scene I Submissions of draft assignments of the second phase
11 Writing scene II Submissions of assignment of the second phase
12 Debates on the second phase assignments
13 Review of the Semester
14 Review of the Semester
15 Debates on the projects Submission of the draft final projects
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Examples of characters, story and scriptwriting provided by the lecturer
References Syd Field, The Screenwriter’s Workbook, Bantam Bell, 2006. Kenneth Portnoy, Screen Adaptation: A Scriptwriting Handbook, Boston: Focal Press, 1998.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
50
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
4
64
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
8
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
22
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
134

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To develop the habit of critical thinking in areas of cinema and digital media. X
2 To be able to comprehend and discuss theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of cinema and digital media. X
3 To know and understand practices in areas of cinema and digital media as creative and/or business processes. To be able to see these processes from cultural and historical perspectives. X
4 To cultivate awareness in the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of cinema and digital media, thus developing a dynamic and flexible professional character capable of operating and communicating across a wide range of subject areas.
5 To develop an understanding of the unity of theory of practice and practice of theory. X
6 To observe norms of work ethic and a thoroughgoing professional ethic. X
7 Endowed with the virtues and skills of being self-disciplined, self-critical and self-managerial, to be able to both work independently and as member of a team. X
8 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programmes in the areas of cinema and digital media and to possess advanced level computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of cinema and digital media, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1).
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process aimed at the achievement personal and social goals

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest