20 credits at level HE6
Examining the theory and practice of writing radio drama, radio soap and radio documentary features. Developing and pitching ideas in one or more of the areas studied. Writing first drafts of drama, soap and/or features, submitting these to workshops. using the workshop to develop a self-critique in preparation for tutorial. Rewriting for submission in a portfolio of radio writing totalling 30 minutes running time. Self-critique of the first draft. Reflecting on the creative process and achievement in the form of a logbook/commentary.
The story told in sound.
Drama on radio.
Soap on radio.
The radio feature.
Pitching drama and the feature.
Post-workshop self critique.
Tutor-led seminars on writing for radio drama, radio soap and the radio feature. Small group and whole group workshops on pitches and first drafts. Tutor and peer-supported independent creative, critical and and reflective writing. Individual tutorials on first drafts. Visits to radio production centres and other forms of professional engagement.
Total study hours: 200.
Contact hours: 40.
Independent study: 160 hours.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||demonstrate an understanding of writing radio, radio soap and the radio feature.||employ appropriate and effective radio writing techniques and insights in the development, writing and criticism of a creative radio portfolio|
|2.||devise effective storylines for radio drama and features||draft and redraft drama and/or featuresfrom storylines|
|3.||be able to use research effectively for a creative purpose||depict characters, events, places, themes and stories in an accurate and effective way|
|4.||be able to reflect on creative achievement and propose ways of improving it.||show astuteness and accuracy in identifying achievements of work in draft, using feedback to identify possibilities for redrafting|
|5.||be able to revise work effetively.||use understanding, technique, craft and feedback to enhance individual creativity and personal voice in redrafting creative work|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Self-critique of first drafts 800-1200 words.||Portfolio of second draft creative work with a running time of 30 minutes||Reflective commentary of 1800-2200 words|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Ash, William. The Way to Write Radio Drama. London: Elm Tree, 1985
Crook, Tim. Radio Drama. London: Routledge, 1999
Chisell, Andrew, Understanding Radio, London, Routledge, 1994
Crook, Tim. Radio Drama, Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 1999
Drakakis, John (ed) British Radio Drama, Cambridge University press, 1981
Gielgud, Val, British Radio Drama, 1922-1956, London, Harrap, 1957
Guralnick, Elissa, Sight Unseen: Contemporary dramatists on Radio, Ohio University Press, 1996
MacLoughlin Shaun. Writing for Radio. London, How To Books, 200
Mcleish, Robert, Radio Production, Osxford, Focal Press, 1994
Moll, Robert, Sound Effects: Radio, TV and Film, London, focal press, 1997.
Richard, Stephen, Studying Radio, London, Arnold 2000.
Weiss, Allen (ed) Experimental Sound and Radio, Cambridge, Mass, MIT Press, 2001.
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Writing|
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