Introduction to Dramaturgy
This course defines the terminology and fundamentals of dramaturgy, outlines different cinematic narrative structures in the areas of film and TV in various genres. Various screenwriting theories and models will be discussed and elementary components of conventional film narration will be identified. In practice classes, films and screenplays will be analyzed and students' drafts will be discussed and structured.
Film-, TV-, & Media Production (Bachelor)
Language of instruction
After the successful completion of this course the students will be able to identify and specify different narrative forms of various genres in the areas of both fiction and non-fiction. They will be able to read screenplays and to analyze their structure with regard to narrative framework, exposition, denouement, plot points, etc. In dramaturgical exercises the students will learn how to turn fictional narratives into a film while taking dramaturgical requirements of the respective genres and formats into account.