The theory and practice of playwriting. The study and writing of short plays and screenplays.
In this popular paper, you will gain an introduction to the unique requirements of playwriting and screenwriting by writing your own short play and via a variety of exercises designed to sharpen your writer's mind and critical awareness.
|Paper title||Writing for Stage and Screen|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- (THEA 121 or THEA 122 or THEA 101) or 54 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Admission to THEA 241 in any year is limited. Students intending to enrol for this paper must contact Theatre Studies to complete an application form by 30 November 2017. Early applications are encouraged, but late applications may be considered.
- To apply for admission to this limited-entry paper you must submit a completed application
form and a sample of creative writing. Details and the form are available online
or from the Theatre Studies office.
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Coordinator: The William Evans Playwriting Fellow
- Teaching Arrangements
- Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- This paper will give you an understanding of some of the playwright's tools, along with an ability to critically and analytically evaluate your work and to produce a short play of good quality for a first-time writer.