Screenplay (ART261) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Screenplay ART261 Fall and Spring 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Basic information about a movie script and its theories, create a synopsis treatment, and a scenario based on their original or adapted stories.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students are able to create a synopsis treatment and a scenario based on their original or adapted stories.
  • able to give a clear definition of the scriptwriting phases.
  • able to discuss the usage of the new manners of telling in movie.
  • able to explain the important rules of converting the written scenario into a movie.
Course Content Basic information about movie script and its theories; creating a synopsis treatman and a scenario based on original or adopted stories.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introducing the general content and the method of the course, discussing the definition of all techniques of scenario.
2 History of scenario
3 Types of scenario (Draft Story, Developed Scenario, Shooting Scenario)
4 The structure of telling manners; traditional dramatic telling, basic structure scenario, introduction-body-conclusion scenario, conflict, starting points, main story.
5 Propose in scenario
6 Characters in scenario
7 Conflict and its types in scenario
8 Midterm
9 Story, plot, characters
10 Structures of the dialogues and the format
11 Types of a Scenario; Thought-Story, Synopsis, Treatman, Shooting Scenario, Storyboard
12 Point of views in scenario
13 Narration techniques and timing in scenario
14 Dialogues in scenario, sound, the usage of music and cinematography for screenplay
15 General Assessment
16 Final Assessment


Other Sources 1. Akyürek, F. (2009). Senaryo Yazarı Olmak, Senaryo Yazmak. İstanbul: MediaCat Yayıncılık.
2. Costello, J. (2010). Senaryo Yazımı. Barış Baysal (Çev.). İstanbul: Kalkedon Yayıncılık.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 10
Laboratory - -
Application 10 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 27 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the computer engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in computer engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the computer engineering discipline.
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
9 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology.
10 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility;
11 Knowledge of the standards utilized in software engineering applications
12 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management;
13 Awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation
14 Knowledge on sustainable development
15 Knowledge on the effects of computer engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety;
16 Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions
17 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems.
18 An ability to use appropriate computer engineering concepts and programming languages in solving computing problems.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 10 2 20
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 3 3 9
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 13 13
Total Workload 100