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Course Code: 
RTC 351
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
15
Course Language: 
English
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
To construct and apply proper techniques and language for broadcasting. Techniques for writing TV and radio texts, screen plays, radio plays, live TV programs, program openings are targeted.
Course Content: 

To structure the narrative text, organizing, developing, designing the content is the prior acquirements. The weekly subjects of the course is designed to equip the student with the ability to convert the abstract thought into narrative text and adapt the created text into the desired format.

Course Methodology: 
2: Interactive Lecture, 9: Demonstration
Course Evaluation Methods: 
C: Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) The skill to use proper techniques and language specifications for the texts created for television, radio, TV series while writing hypothesis, treatments, screen-plays and radio plays is the aim of the course. 1, 3, 6, 8, 9 2, 9 C
2) The purpose is to adapt, structure, formulate, develop, and organize the language that is proper to aesthetics and techniques onto the text. 1, 3, 4, 9 2, 9 C
3) The priority of the course is to equip the student with the ability to transform abstract thought into written narrative 3, 7, 8, 9 2. 9 C
4) Formulating and structuring the narratives and texts with the understanding of international laws of media production and ethical principles 5, 7 2. 9 C
5) The skill to be part of a production team while effectively participating, coordinating and efficiently planning  in the radio, television and cinema fields 2, 6 2. 9 C

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Pre-production Process Planning Step

Text and function

TV Text: (Erol Mutlu page 12-28) & (Feridun Akyürek, Page 66-75)

2 Idea Production Process Research Step

Formal and Informal sources: (Erol Mutlu page 36-37)

3 Production Process Formulation of program idea

Summary of the Program (Erol Mutlu page 73-87)

4 Direction Process Audience

Medium

Approach

Dramatic Mentality(Turgut Özakman, page 21-39)

5 Introduction to Treatment / Synopsis Writing Hypothesis, Story, Conclusion (Erol Mutlu, page 47-57)
6 Sample Treatments / Synopsis Film Treatment

TV Serial Treatment (Turgut Özakman, page 227-228,288)Michel Chion, page 242-244)

7 The film of which the treatment will be written as mid-term  
8 MID-TERM EXAM  
9 Writing Rules for Television Prose/TV Text (Erol Mutlu, Page 62-81)
10 Program Openings/Closings Opennings (Erol Mutlu, Page 102-105)
11 Television Program Treatment Hypothesis, Content, Conclusion (Michel Chion, page 239-246)
12 Screen Play Styles for TV program Detailed/Summary (Erol Mutlu, Page 62-72)
13 Screen-play writing Techniques Double Column Screen-Play Writing

Film/Dramatic Screen-play Writing

14 Radio Play Writing Techniques Writing the play for radio (BBC Matt Carless - pdf) (Tim Crook – pdf)
15 Preparing the Project File Hypothesis, Treatment, Character Analysis, Place Analysis, Screen-play, Budget (Erol Mutlu, page 47-61)(Feridun Akyürek, page 287-291)
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook * Mutlu, Erol (1995). Televizyonda Program Yapımı, Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Yayınları, No 4.

* Akyürek, Feridun (2005). Senaryo Yazarı Olmak Senaryo Yazmak, 3. Bs. İstanbul: Mediacat Kitapları.

*Chion, Michel (2003). Bir Senaryo Yazmak, 3. Basım, İstanbul: Agora Kitaplığı

Additional Resources * Sample Screen Plays

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradioscene.pdf

http://gcctech.org/cmm/radio_days_project/Principles%20of%20writing%20radio%20drama_files/Principles%20of%20writing%20radio%20drama.htm (Tim Crook)

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Handed out in class
Assignments www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Exams www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 85
Quizzes    
Assignment 1 15
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to define basic concepts, theories, methods and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.       X  
2 To demonstrate the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient team work in the production process in the radio, television and cinema fields.         X
3 To be able to create media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing current knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.         X
4 Manifesting professional knowledge and skills in different fields of radio, television and cinema fields such as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management locally and globally.         X
5 To develop an understanding of responsible broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.         X
6 To be able to use the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.       X  
7 To evaluate radio, television and cinema fields in a wide range of cultural, economic and social relations from an institutional structuring to their products with an analytical and critical approach.     X    
8 To have the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.         X
9 To be able to design original projects in radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments and ideas in the fields of art, culture and media at national and global levels.         X

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 10 140
Students Reading 14 3 42
Pairwork 10 5 50
Assignment 1 20 20
Mid-terms 1 30 30
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Work Load     368
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     14,72
ECTS Credit of the Course     15