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 engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 Ability to formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6 Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8 Awareness of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself. X
9 Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10 Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

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