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Postgraduate Courses

FAM4040F Writing for Film: Honours

NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8.


Course convener

Dr. Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk


Entrance requirements

Acceptance for an Honours programme.


Course outline

This course provides advanced skills in writing for film and complements the second-semester course (which focuses on writing for television).  The course will help students prepare for their feature screenplay through exercises in creative writing, dialogue, and writing for the camera, as well as the preparation of a step outline for their final project.


DP requirements

Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.


Assessment

Short story (The Moth exercise) (30%); analytical essay (30%); Action not words exercise (10%); Writing for camera exercise (10%); Step outline for feature script (20%).