Playwriting 2 THEATRE5007
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The course affords students the opportunity of working with a practicing playwright/dramaturge towards the creation of a major new piece of writing
The course is based on a mix of group sessions - including workshop sessions and individual tutorials with a professional mentor. 4 x 2 hour tutorials; 4x 3 hour workshops.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to College at Masters level.
Successful completion of Playwriting 1.
A portfolio of at least four draft scripts produced throughout the semester, accompanied by a 1,500 word reflective document that reflects on the playwriting process, including working with a dramaturge (100%).
■ The course aims to:
■ develop and expand the students' practical skills in writing for performance - specifically, understanding the process of developing a full-length play for performance;
■ deepen students' experience of working creatively, reflexively and productively with a professional practitioner - generally a practising playwright/dramaturge;
■ develop students' abilities to respond positively to creative processes and critical feedback;
■ extend students' awareness of the potential of practical experimentation as a mode of developing their writing; and
■ expose students to working with other professional practitioners - generally a director and/or actor - and understand how these roles can contribute to script development
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ demonstrate an understanding of the processes that writing a full length play requires;
■ write with confidence for performance;
■ demonstrate how to work in a script development context - specifically, how to work productively with other professional practitioners; and
■ demonstrate how to revise from critical feedback.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.