The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
09 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W900 Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film),
BA W900MV Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film)

Module description

This module looks at the conventional art of developing character dialogue and story, while taking into consideration the working practices of the playwriting profession. Students will create short scenes and finish the module with a one-act play. Throughout the process students should organise to work with East 15 actors to read and workshop their scripts outside of normal teaching hours. Students will gain a broad understanding of different theatrical genres and develop the ability to work independently.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module students will be expected to have:

An understanding of:

  1. The narrative structure of a play

  2. How dialogue furthers character development and plot

  3. How theatrical conventions can further story

  4. Various genres of theatrical texts

The ability to:

  1. Craft a well written short scene

  2. Take on board feedback and respond in your writing

  3. Constructively critique your own and other's writing

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Playwriting will involve group seminars in which students will learn about narrative and dialogue etc and undertake readings of their writing. Students will also receive one-to-one supervision as they work on writing their one-act-plays.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Log Book    30% 
Coursework   Creative Writing Scene    30% 
Coursework   Short One Act Play    40% 

Additional coursework information

Assessment for this module is a combination of continuous assessment, critical evaluations and creative writing

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff


Travel costs for UK - based unpaid, approved work placements and live projects which are an integral part of a module may be covered by your department. (NB this will usually exclude field trips and site visits). Please check with your module supervisor to ensure that the activity is eligible.

External examiner

Ms Rosalind Maddison
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Head of Production
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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