Course Brief


This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of the script commissioning process and the skills needed to produce scripts to the standard required for moving image fiction production.

Unit abstract

A script is often the start of the practical production process for a film or television product and as such is fundamental to a successful result. This unit will allow learners to develop an understanding of the script development process and how this can be applied to their own productions.

While studying this unit learners will explore the different methods of producing scripts, techniques for script writing and the fundamentals of good writing such as creating rounded characters and developing coherent plots.

The unit will also place script writing in the wider vocational context and explore the commissioning process a writer may encounter in the professional environment and the process of writing.

  • This course is offered in 48 contact hours

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

1      Understand the markets and commissioning process for moving image fiction scripts

2      Be able to create script ideas and proposals for moving image fiction

3      Be able to research, develop and present scripts for moving image fiction

  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production

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