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Postgraduate Courses

FAM4033S Writing for Television: Honours

NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8.


Course convener

Dr Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk


Entrance requirements

Acceptance for an Honours programme and permission of the course convener.


Course outline

This course teaches students the skills needed for writing episodic broadcast television. The course is industry-oriented and students are taught how to construct and deliver pitches, work with series bibles and how to write within the constraints of a multi-camera studio set-up and to a brief. Team writing is a major component of the course. The teaching is undertaken through a series of workshops in which students will work in groups to produce a television episode.


DP requirements

Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.


Assessment

20 % individual assignment, 20% continuous assessment, 5% pitch, 15% explication, 40% final group screenplay.