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