Checking date: 18/04/2022


Course: 2022/2023

Screenwriting
(12312)
Study: Master in Film and Television (290)
EPH


Coordinating teacher: MELERO SALVADOR, JOSE ALEJANDRO

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS

Course:
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Objectives
-To possess and understand key knowledge to be able to be original in the development and application of ideas, often within a research context. -Capacity to apply knowledge and solve problems in new environments within wider contexts (or multidisciplinary) related to the area of study. -Capacity to integrate knowledge and confront the complexity of judgments taking limited or incomplete information as a point of departure, including reflections on social and ethical responsibilities, linked to the acquisition of knowledge and judgment. -Capacity to learn in order to keep studying in an autonomous fashion. -Screenplay development including executive production. -Direct and translation of screenplays into film and television images -Identify, select and develop proposals for film and television projects. -Create and explain audiovisual projects in pitching sessions. -Knowledge of the key tools of screenwriting for the development of film and television fiction. -Plan screenplays and mise-en-scene: basic notions on directing actors. -Plan and organize shooting plans. -Supervise and manage the postproduction and finalization processes.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT WHEN WE DISCUSS A SCREENPLAY 2. THE SCREENPLAY: STORYTELLING OF EMOTIONS 3. THE SCREENPLAY AS A WORKING DOCUMENT 4. KEY DOCUMENTS FOR THE WRITING PROCESS 5. SCREENPLAY AND TEMPORALITY 6. THE WRITER'S TOOLS 7. SCREENPLAY SEMINAR
Learning activities and methodology
IN-CLASS AND HOME WORK Theorical class Practical classes Tutorials Team work Individual student work TEACHING METHODOLOGIES - Presentations with the support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. -Critical reading of texts recommended by the professor of the subject: press articles, reports, manuals and / or academic articles, film and television scripts either for later discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate knowledge of the subject. -Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc., raised by the teacher individually or in a group -Exhibition and discussion in class, under the moderation of the professor of film and television scripts, as well as audiovisual projects
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Pichel, Irving. La noche plena. Vértice (Filmoteca RKO.DVD). 2014
  • Santesmases, Miguel. Los inicios de Carlos Saura. Dos conversaiones. TECMERIN Grupo de investigación, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. 2021. Acesso gratuito en: https://e-archivo.uc3m.es/handle/10016/32037
Additional Bibliography
  • Jane Campion. The Piano. Screenplay. Virago. 1998
  • Syd Field. Screenplay. The Foundations of Screenwriting. Random House. 1979 (2016)

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.