The course is included in these curricula and study modules
- Media culture 2008 (digital multimedia) - Extensions studies: scritptwriting
- Film and tv 2009 (directing) - Extension studies: scriptwriting
- Film and tv 2010 (scriptwriting) - Scriptwriting
- Film and tv 2010 (directing) - Extension studies: scriptwriting
- Film and tv 2011 (sound and music) - Extension studies: scriptwriting
- Film and tv 2011 (cinematography and editing) - Extension studies: scriptwriting
- Film and tv 2011 (producing films) - Extension studies: scriptwriting
- Film and tv 2011 (scriptwriting) - Scriptwriting
- Film and tv 2011 (online media) - Extension studies: scriptwriting
- Film and tv 2011 (directing) - Extension studies: scriptwriting
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Total number of ECTS
The aim of this course is that by reading texts, watching movies, exercises, and discussions will have a understanding of how to adapt a literary text to a script text..
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to reformulate a literary text into a script text.
Students will read and choose from a couple of texts. It can be short stories, plays, newspaper articles, poems or pictures. The students will also read the texts that fellow students have selected as a basis for adaptation during the course. In this way, students can participate as a sounding board and idea in lessons. We investigate the difference between a literary text and a script text. We discuss what is playable and not playable . What is the dramatically charged from a cinematic perspective on internal and external events. We go through the visual image to identify or improve a situation in the literary model. We also with questions around what needs to be reformulated in story to create the forward motion and pre-understanding as movie audiences need to be able to understand the story. We work with funding, presentation and structure. We investigate opportunities to create understanding and forward motion, including through by working with set-up, pay of situations. The is about to learn to make arrangements, give public knowledge of what enables the development the story contains. We see films such as based on literary models where we read the text and after having seen the film discusses the interpretation and cinematic solutions film presented.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
MK-2-007 Dramaturgy and Rhetoric
Previous course names
More information about the course can be obtained by the Course Administrator.
Recommended or required reading
Literature Through Film: Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation av Robert Stam, Robert Stam, Stam. Förlag: Wiley-Blackwell
- Lectures - 40 hours
- Project- and production work/artistic activities - 60 hours
- Individual studies - 30 hours
- Total workload of the course: 130 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 130 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
- Demonstrations and proficiency exams
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
To pass the performance, the student submits a following examinations: 1: Reading short stories, articles, poems and or pictures and a written or oral motivation to choose out, depending on the length and scope, one or two models of adaptation. 2: depending on the exam one to write one or two scripts. 3: write an essay on the adaptation based on the experience gave the course.
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Assignments valid until
Until further notice
The timetable of the course
Period 3 och 4
- Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
- Date will be announced later - Reports and productions