1 = approved; half of the course tasks submitted; some misunderstandings finalizing the tasks; attendance level low; no feedback to peers and teacher
2 = satisfactory; more than half of the course tasks submitted; quality of tasks below average; attendance level low or average; hardly any feedback to peers and teacher(s)
3 = good; all course tasks submitted and done in an average way; course attendance and feedback to peers and/or teacher satisfactory
4 = very good; all tasks finalized and submitted correctly in due time; good course attendance and activity; active feedback to peers and teacher
5 = excellent; all tasks done in an outstanding way and submitted on schedule; high attendance and activity; active and well-thought feedback to peers and teacher
0 = Fail; less than half of the course tasks submitted and/or done incorrectly; no or hardly any attendance; no feedback to peers and teacher(s)
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Ken Dancyger and Jeff Rush, Alternative Screenwriting Third Edition, Focal Press, 2002.
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Robert McKee, Story, Methuen, 1999.
Phil Parker, The Art and Science of Screenwriting, Intellect Books, 2000.
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Christopher Vogler, The Writer’s Journey, Michael Wiese Productions, 1998.
In the module Storytelling and the Moving Image, you will complete one feature length film script and make an exercise for building a concept for tv-series max six episodes. Writing memorable scenes with strong characters, describing essential action and writing dialogue as action of character, making use of subtext and understanding the deep structure of theme and metaphor as well as the use of visual arena and telling details are the key elements in this module. During this term, one day per week will be dedicated to workshops – students will be expected to write their feature scripts full-time for the rest of the week. The scripts will be written to the second-draft stage. There will be a module on TV series concept once a week in Skype running five times until a master class with four contact days before the Easter break. Towards the end of the term, students will decide on their final project which will be either rewritten version of their feature length screenplay draft completed in March, or a concept for a TV series consisting of the series bible with major storylines and character arcs, 1st season outline, outlines of six episodes, and 2nd drafts of episode 1 & 2 scripts.
06.01.2020 - 27.03.2020
03.08.2019 - 03.01.2020
Jukka Vieno, Arto Koskinen, Ari Koivumäki
Media, Music and Art
Master's Degree Programme in Screenwriting
December 2019 Independent work Writing the screenplay ACT I, II and III
January 2020 Independent work Writing the screenplay ACT I, II and III
Deadline for the step-outline, Act I and Act II for 17st Jan
21. - 23.1. altogether 3 contact days Jukka, Anne Developing the screenplay version
28.1. or 30.1. group 1 contact day Jukka, Anne Developing the screenplay version
4.2. or 6.2. 1 contact day, Jukka, Anne Developing the screenplay version
11.2. or 13.2. 1 contact day, Jukka, Anne Developing the screenplay version
Deadline for Act I, Act II and Act III for 14th of Feb
18.2. or 20.2. 1 contact day, Jukka, Anne Developing the screenplay version
Week starting 24.2. Independent work Rewriting the screenplay (Screenplay versions 1, 2 etc.)
Week starting 2.3. Tampere Film Festival
10.3. or 12.3. 1 contact day, Jukka, Anne Developing the screenplay
16.3. - 5.4. Independent work,THE DEFINITE DEADLINE for screenplay version completed is MARCH 29th . Colin’s sessions on skype (TBC) Assignment for the Writing the television series in the age of Netflix, HBO etc. 3
6.4. - 9.4. Colin 4 contact days. Checking the assignments and developing the concepts, outlines (season and episode outlines) etc.
14.4. - 10.5. Independent work Working on the television series and the Screenplay