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)||$1,080.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- (THEA 101 or 121 or 122 ) or 54 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
Admission to THEA 241 in any year is subject to departmental permission. Students intending to enrol for this paper must contact Theatre Studies to complete an application form by 23 November 2019. Early applications are encouraged, but late applications may be considered.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
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- Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator: Amanda Martin, Playwriting Fellow
- Teaching Arrangements
Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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- 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.