Diploma in Screenwriting | (1 Year)

Programme Overview

Awarded by: Tata Institute of Social Sciences – Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.

The objective of this 1-year, 2-semester course is to help create professional screenwriters. They need to develop writing skills that will help them write in a wide range of genres, cinema as well as television, with some basic understanding of the craft of writing short films, corporate films, documentaries and advertisement films. The deeper aim of the course is to help student-writers discover their own voice, free up their creativity, hone their intuition and impart to them the skills through which they are able to write their own original as well as others’ stories. The course makes students learn screenwriting by actual hands-on writing on a continuous basis with active mentoring from faculty, combined with a study of the widest range of cinema and narrative literature, via intensive theory classes, workshops, and interaction with many senior and experienced writers and writer-directors. Apart from this, the course offers other educational inputs from the field of culture and arts, especially from theatre, and from ancient narrative traditions like mythology and folk tales

Semester Course Structure

Course Code

Course Title

Theory Credits

Sem

Practical Credits

Total Credits

Total Hours

FMGE 1102

Film Analysis and History I

1

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1106

Production Design I

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1105

Culture Studies I

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1107

Music in Film I

2

0

2

30

FMDS 1101

Essentials of Screenwriting – D

5

8

13

315

FMDS 1102

Writing a Short Film – D

0

5

5

150

FMGE 1113

Film Analysis and History II

2

2

0

2

30

FMGE 1109

Culture Studies II

2

0

2

30

FMDS 1201

Advanced Screenwriting – D

4

8

12

300

FMBS 2203

Writing for Television

0

6

6

180

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