Media Writing & Expression

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media Writing & Expression

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module explores the potential and limitations of various media from a writer’s perspective. It is designed to help students to develop their own approach to writing. Looking at genre, audience, dramatic structure and style, the course will involve working with existing writing and student’s own work, produced as part of the course. Selected writings will include The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri, Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction by Jon Franklin, Story by Robert McKee and Art of Fiction by David Lodge. We will also be using a series of videos, short articles, stories, essays, scripts and interview material from writers of many different disciplines, genres and media. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. 1. understand different writing in diverse media;
    2. 2. understand the nuances involved in different genres;
    3. 3. present industry standard script format and treatments;
    4. 4.Understand the concepts of theme/premise in screenwriting;
    5. 5. explain and apply the three-act structure;
    6. 6. write and develop character and dialogue in diverse modes.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.