|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Creative Portfolio||40%|
|Semester Assessment||Script for the Stage A complete and original text for stage (approximately 60 minutes playing time).||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Script for the Stage A complete and original text for stage (approximately 60 minutes playing time).||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Creative Portfolio||40%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an ability to effectively identify and employ the conventions of theatrical and dramatic language with regard to writing for the stage.
Demonstrate a developed awareness of the dramaturgical requirements and the implications of dramatic structure with regard to writing for the stage.
Demonstrate an ability to sustain an independent writing practice over an extended period of time, to be evidenced, evaluated, and reflect upon via the submission of a Creative Portfolio.
Demonstrate an ability within an extended writing process to incorporate and utilise formal and informal feedback, given through individual tutorials and shared group readings.
Students will have an opportunity to submit a summative assignment demonstrating their knowledge of the stages of a writing project as well as their knowledge of the conventions and formats of playwriting. They will also be required to develop and submit a major original piece of dramatic writing.
- 10 x 2 hour Seminar/Workshops (5 x 2 hours per semester)
- 2 x 30 minute Individual Tutorials
Semester One Delivery:
5 x 2 hour seminar/workshops, focusing on: dramatic structure; character development; stage dialogue; stage temporality and theatrical space; symbolism and stage imagery.
Semester Two Delivery:
2 x 2 hour seminar/workshops, led by guest writers.
3 x 2 hour student-led sharing workshops.
2 x 30 minute individual tutorial.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||All assessed assignments require a high level of written communication. Lectures iclude segments on how to communicate effectively in these media, and the overall assessment of a piece includes assessments on how well the concept has been communicated.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||This is an independent creative study module and students will be expected to engage with autonomus learning processes. An assessment will be made on the basis of the work included in the creative portfolio (which will include early drafts of scripts) as to how the student's work has improved in the process of creating the final script.|
|Information Technology||Not assessed, although it is the Department's expectation that students present their work via Turnitin and is appropriately formatted to a professional standard.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Career planning is not assessed. However, it will be developed through discussion of the expectations the media places on a writer, what types of approaches to the media are construed to be professional, and what type of work is most likely to enhance the student's writing prospects. Workshops with professional writers will allow for some industry contact.|
|Problem solving||This element is not assessed directly. However, all scriptwriting involves problem solving: what type of character will best convey a particular theme? What plot devices will most effectively propel the story to the next plot point? The effectiveness with which the author has solved problems is evident in the quality of the finished product.|
|Research skills||There is an expectation that the Creative Portfolio will evidence further and independent research. Most scripts will also involve some from of specialised knowledge that the student must research independently.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will be expected to present a script that adheres to professional conventions within the industry.|
|Team work||Students will have the opportunity to access and give feedback on each other's work.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6