Course Description

This course introduces the fundamentals of scriptwriting. The students will be exposed to the challenges of writing for the audiovisual media and developing scriptwriting competency. The course emphasizes the basic principles and technique of scriptwriting with focus on topics such as crafting a premise, narrative devices, plotting, theme, character development, effective dialogue, suspense and resolution.

 

Course objectives

The course aims to orient students that the essence of scriptwriting is to communicate compelling ideas effectively without distortion by choosing the best dramatic plot. The students will be able to use storytelling technique to write a short film script and a feature film screenplay subsequently.

 

Expected Outcomes

 

At the end of the course students will be able to

Write a short film script using finaldraft software

Problem-solve creatively

Use narrative devices

Write a story TREATMENT