Screenwriting (261211)

Learning Outcomes

This curricular unit aim that each student plan, structure and write screenplays and documents that accompany different media and contents, more specifically audiovisual and digital contents. It is also intended that students develop the capacity for analysis and critical reflection, and that these competences are present in the creative and practical process of writing the different scripts and documents throughout the curricular unit.
From the consolidation of these concepts and techniques, it is intended that the student be creative and reflexive, in order to create narratives, tell stories and plan competently audiovisual projects.

Study Program

1.    Audiovisual Language, Narratives and Genres
    1.1.    Fundamentals of Audiovisual and Structure
    1.2.    Narrative, Narrative Elements and Diegesis
    1.3.    Film Genres (Fiction, Comedy, Documentary…)
    1.4.    Interactive Storytelling, Crossmedia and Transmedia
    1.5.    Film Studies (critical reflection of audiovisual content)
2.    Stories, Research and Script writing 
    2.1.    Inspirations and Research
    2.2.    Idea Definition, Logline and Storyline
    2.3.    Plot, Synopsis and Treatment
    2.4.    Characters and Dialogues
3.    Write Scripts
    3.1.    Script, text formatting and software
    3.2.    Technical Scripts (Storyboard, film schedule, filming planning sheet…)
    3.3.    Casting and Location Scouting
4.    Creation, development and finalization of writing a script project



Block, B. (2007). The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media (2nd Edition ed.): Focal Press.
Field, S. (2005). Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting: Delta.
McKee, R. (1997). Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting: Regan Books.
Snyder, B. (2005). Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need: Michael Wiese Productions.