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SCRIPTWRITING PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
RTS219 SCRIPTWRITING 3 3 3 6

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. REMZİYE KÖSE ÖZELÇİ

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide the student with scenario writing practice within framework of the concepts learned by introducing the basic concepts of the scenario such as synopsis, treatment and storyboard.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the basic concepts of scriptwriting (dramatization, point of view, character creation, etc.) and sample scenarios and films.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Show the basic concepts of scenario through a sample short-film.
Differentiate film and television scenarios through scenario samples seen.
Apply scenario practice for film and television.
Analyze the scenario of a film watched within the scope of the information learned in the course.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Visual/video story telling Lecture & Question and Answer
2 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Story telling strategies / narration techniques Lecture & Question and Answer
3 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Narration techniques over samples (Dramatizing, point of view, ellipsis, basic ellipsis) Lecture & Question and Answer
4 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Important elements in scenario (climax, continuous progression law, stage and segregation) Lecture & Question and Answer
5 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Important elements in scenario over samples (introduction, object of curiosity “teaser”, conclusion, happy ending, flash back) Lecture & Question and Answer
6 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Character creating strategies Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Elements causing the characters move in a movie Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Dialog (Speech pattern) strategies Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Importance of other sounds in scenario (music, song, environmental sounds and noises) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Scenario format Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Synopsis, outline, treatment Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Shooting scenario Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject Sample short scenarios Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Internet and Literature Review, Reading a chapter in the coursebook on the relevant subject General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

McKee, R. (2007). Story. Istanbul: Plato Film Publications.
Chion, M. (2003). Bir Senaryo Yazmak. Istanbul: Agora Bookstore,
Nash, P. (2013). Kisa Film Senaryosu Yazmak. Istanbul: Kalkedon Publications.,
Truby, J. (2012). Senaryo Anatomisi. Istanbul: Dharma Publications.,
Cooper P., Dancyger D. (2005). Kisa Film Yazmak. Istanbul: Es Publications.,
Akyurek F., Orhon N. (2007). Dizi Senaryosu Yazmak. Istanbul: MediaCat Publications.,
Soydan, M. (2016). Kısa Film Senaryosu Uygulamalari. Istanbul: Agora Bookstore

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
1
2
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
1
3
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
4
4
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
4
5
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.
3
6
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.
3

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
2
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
3
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.
3
4
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.
3

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
3
2
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
3
3
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.
3
4
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.
3

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.
2
2
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
2
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
3
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.
3
4
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
4
2
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
4
3
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
4
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
5
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.
2
6
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
4
2
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
4
3
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.
3
4
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
2
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
3
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.
3
4
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.
3

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 5 65
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 1 9 9
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 3 8 24
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 7 7
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 7 7
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 35 0 156
Total Workload of the Course Unit 156
Workload (h) / 25.5 6,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0