[Degree Module] Creative Writing: Writing for Film; Introduction to Screenwriting SCQF 7


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This is a first year Level 7 module that acts as an introduction for writers writing for the screen. Focussing on story structure, format, and style as well as encouraging the student to develop their own ideas and creativity.


Level SCQF 7

Delivery Blended | Mon 0900 - 1100 (online session)


Location Blended

Attend timetabled classes at college, your school or online for some of your learning and assessments.  Also access online Brightspace or Google Classrooms for self-directed study. 

Duration Semester 1


Course content...

Throughout the course, you will study:

  • A range of screenwriting forms,
  • story structure,
  • character,
  • visual writing,
  • theme, plot and style,
  • dialogue and scene writing,
  • editing and re-drafting.

Where you can go... 

On attainment you can study the BA (Hons) Contemporary Film Making in the Highlands and Islands, BA (Hons) Creative Writing in the Highlands and Islands, or BA (Hons) Literature and Creative Writing at UHI North Highland.


Entry requirements

3 Highers at Grade BCC or above. You must have Higher or A level English at grade B or above