General information

Subject type: Basic

Coordinator: Jorge Oter Gonzalez

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Ariadna Vazquez Garcia
Daniel Rissech Roig 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish

Both practicals and theory will use the Catalan and Spanish languages ​​interchangeably.


Specific skills
  • E5_Design and make an audiovisual product (consisting of still or moving images), taking into account both its technical and artistic aspects, in all its components

  • E10_Apply processes, methods and techniques to develop creativity and innovation in audiovisual production, multimedia development and video game programming

  • E16_Idear, design, plan and make an advertising audiovisual piece from the conceptualization of its message, the elaboration of the script, the communication strategy and its diffusion


The subject of Audiovisual scriptwriting it is part of the group of basic training subjects and constitutes a first approach to screenwriting (mainly fiction) and its structural and narrative understanding. The basic tools of writing for the audiovisual, the dramatization are therefore studied and the theory of the audiovisual narrative is studied. All with the intention that the student can write and analyze audiovisual products from the point of view of the plot and the story that is intended to be told.


Subject matter

Topic 1: The script and the means.

1.1. What is a script?

1.2. Types of scripts.

1.3. Characteristics of scripts depending on the medium and use.

1.4. Phases in the construction of the script.

1.5. Literary script

1.6. technical script

Topic 2: Basic principles of audiovisual narrative.

2.1. Narrate with images.

2.2. Basic principles of dramatic writing

2.3. The concept of gender.

2.4 The mythical structure:

- The hero's journey.

- The master plots.

- The universal arguments.

Topic 3: Narrative structure and construction.

3.1 The dramatization.

- The conflict.

- The plot: teacher and secondary schools.

3.2. Plot design.

3.3 The classic structure in three acts.

3.4. Resources and dosing of information.

3.5. Point of view and narrator.

Topic 4: Construction of characters.

4.1. Types of characters.

4.2. The characterization.

4.3. How to make them known.

- The identification.

- The arc of transformation.

Topic 5: Dialogues

5.1. Basic principles of dialogue.

5.2 Text and subtext.

5.3 Characterization through dialogue.

Evaluation system

The theoretical section of the subject (60% of the final grade) will be assessed through a theoretical exam, which constitutes 50% of the final grade, and the seminars, which constitute 10%.

The practical section of the subject (40% of the final mark) will be evaluated through the presentation of the short film script dossier (partial delivery 10% + final delivery 25%), and the pitching corresponding, which constitutes 5% of the practice grade. Attendance at practice classes is mandatory at 80%. If the practical attendance is less than 80%, the practical part of the subject is automatically suspended.

Identification of plagiarism is considered a serious circumstance that may lead to a failing grade in the subject. In case of detection of plagiarism, the coordination of the degree will be informed so that the corresponding disciplinary measures can be taken.

Qualification system (evaluation)

1 / Ordinary qualification

Minimum requirements: You must pass both the theoretical and practical sections of the subject to be able to access the ordinary qualification. The recovery is given the opportunity to go with the suspended part only.

The final grade is obtained from the following weighting of the partial grades (in the case of having passed practices and theory):

NFinal = NTheory 60% + NPractical 40%
NTheory = NExam 50%+ NSeminars 10%
NPractices = Partial dossier delivery 10% + Final dossier delivery 25% +  pitching 5%

NPractiques is obtained from the weighted average of the practical activities carried out during the course (partial and final delivery of a dossier and script of a short film and pitching group)

NSeminars consists of the evaluation of two individual activities carried out during the course in the classroom. 

In order to apply the 60-40 of the NFinal you must pass the theoretical exam.

2 / Recovery Qualification

In case of not exceeding the minimum requirements for an ordinary qualification, the student will be able to recover the note of the part not passed (NTeoria or NPractices).

It is necessary to have obtained a qualification other than Not Presented in the part to recover. 

Seminars cannot be recovered. The recovery test for the theoretical part (60%) will consist of a theoretical exam that will contain questions related to the theory, the viewings done in the classroom and the seminars. The recovery test for the practical part (40%) will refer to questions relating to the practical part of the subject. To recover the practical part, the student will be asked to prepare and correct the suspended dossier or a specific individual test that will be announced before the recovery date.

The valid mark to calculate the NFinal will always be the one obtained in this Recovery which will be a maximum of 7.  



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