Directing and Script Development 12

Curricular Competencies

Explore and create

  • Explore, create, and refine dramatic works
  • Intentionally select voices, styles, and perspectives in scriptwriting and directing
  • Examine ideas, emotions, and perspectives through dialogue and action
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and work collaboratively with scriptwriters, directors, actors, and production teams
  • Intentionally select and combine dramatic elements, principles, materials, processes, and technologies
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation through scriptwriting and directing
  • Write and direct for an intended audience or with an intended message
  • Communicate and interpret ideas through words and action

Reason and reflect

  • Receive, provide, and apply constructive feedback to refine dramatic works
  • Analyze their work and make connections with others’ experiences
  • Examine the influences of dramatic works of social, cultural, historical, environmental, and personal contexts
  • Analyze aesthetic experiences and how they relate to a specific place, time, and context

Communicate and document

  • Document, share, and respond to dramatic works and aesthetic experiences
  • Communicate about and respond to environmental and social issues to inspire change through scriptwriting and directing
  • Express personal voice, cultural identity, and perspectives through scriptwriting and directing

Connect and expand

  • Demonstrate personal and social responsibility associated with scriptwriting, directing, performing, and responding to dramatic works
  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and audience
  • Explore educational, personal, and professional opportunities in scriptwriting and directing
  • Examine impacts of scriptwriting and directing on culture and society
  • Examine the expectations and structures that exist in various scriptwriting and directing environments

MediaSmarts Resources


  • roles and responsibilities of scriptwriters and directors
  • literary techniques, devices, and forms as applied to scriptwriting
  • theory, vocabulary, and practices related to a variety of directing environments
  • dramatic elements
  • dramatic forms
  • scriptwriting and directing vocabulary, skills, and symbols
  • strategies, techniques, and technologies to support creative processes
  • traditional and contemporary First Peoples worldviews, history, and stories communicated through scriptwriting and directing
  • ethics of cultural appropriation and plagiarism
  • health and safety protocols and procedures

MediaSmarts Resources