Module Overview

Screenwriting 2

The purpose of this module is to further advance the screenwriting skills acquired in Screenwriting 1, Semester 3. The module aims to enable students to practice the various tools of screenwriting through the development of a number short scripts for the screen. These scripts will include both live action and animation. In addition, students will continue to critique and assess both their own and peer story ideas and scripts.

Module Code

SCRW H2001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Tools of Screenwriting

Further develop and build on the principles and elements of screenwriting: pre-writing - generating and filtering ideas; story structure; character development; writing dialogue; scene direction. Introduction to animation screenwriting and story development: formatting; cartoon genres; writing humour.

Writing Practice

Students will practice writing scripts for both live action and animation. At least one script in each discreet area will be undertaken. Students can choose between live action and animation for the third script.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100