MEDA I7005 - Scriptwriting for Creative Media

Full Title:Scriptwriting for Creative Media
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MEDA I7005
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aims of this module are to recap and further equip students in the drafting and redrafting process with regard and particular focus on working towards final projects.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify both the positives, potential and the possible problems with first draft stage writing.
  2. Understand the re-drafting process
  3. Group work with others in script development.
  4. Incorporate feedback into their work
  5. Examine the potential of theoretical application to structures in narrative and storytelling

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Special Regulation
100% C.A. based on script development and drafting.

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Redrafting a given script (first draft). Identfying the problems and possibilites presented in this work. Solving these and creating an improved draft. 1,2,5 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Original Script: Students will write an original first draft script. 1,3 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Students will revise and hone a second draft of their original script, incorporating notes and feedback into the draft. 2,4,5 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Practical writing analysis and re-drafting 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hillaird, R. 2011, Writing for Television, Radio & New Media, Cengage U.K
  • Chitlik, P. 2008, Rewrite: A Step-by-Step guide to Strengthen Structure, Characters and Drama in your Screenplay, 1st Ed., Michaal Wiese Productions U.S..A
  • Seger, L. 2010, Making a Good Script Great, 3rd Ed., Silman-James Press C.A. 90210 U.S.A.
  • Bonime, A & Pohlmann K, C. 2007, Writing for New Media, 2007 Ed., Wiley U.K.
  • Garrand, T. 2006, Writing for Multimedia and the Web, 2009 Ed., Focal Press
  • Whitcomb, C. 2002, The Writer's Guide to Writing your Screenplay: How to Write Great Screenplays for Media, Kalmbach Publishing Co. Canada
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMCCM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media 6 Mandatory
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 5 Mandatory