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

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

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

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical 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
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
134

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

X
2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

X
3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

X
4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

X
6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

X
7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

X
8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

X
9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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