Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Scriptwriting for Cinema II
Study: Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (211)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Film Narratives, Scriptwriting for the Cinema I
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1. Writing skills and script writing techniques. 2. Appication of language and communication skills to the language of cinema. 3. Development of storytelling abilities. 4. Construction of plots and characterisation. Understanding of storytelling structure. 5. Appreciation of creative techniques.
Description of contents: programme
- Scriptwriting techniques. - Scenes, sequences and shots. - Characterisation. - Dialogue. - The end of the story.
Learning activities and methodology
- Practical classes. Analysis and presentation of cases of study. Brainstorming of ideas and discussion of relevant topics (0,5 ECTS). - Homework. Supervised homework. Creative writing of a short film script (1,5 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Dancyger Ken & Rush Jeff. Alternative Scriptwriting: Beyond the Hollywood Formula. . Focal Press. 2013
  • Field Syd. The screenwriter¿s Solver Problem. Bamtan Dell . 1998
Additional Bibliography
  • Daniel Mann. Ejercicio para cinco dedos. Llamentol. 2016
  • Mick Hurbis-Cherrier. Voice & Vision A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production. Routledge. 2011

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.