Workshop on Script Writing and TV Drama conducted by Career Planning Society (CPS)

The Career Planning Society of the Department of English (UGS) organized a workshop on Script Writing and TV Drama on March 25th, 2024. The event featured Mr. Shahzad Javed, Assistant Vice President (content), HUM TV, Islamabad, as the resource person. Mr. Shahzad skillfully led the workshop while foregrounding the significance of script writing and media-related career opportunities for the graduates of English Studies. He highlighted the importance of self-reflection, clarity, and knowledge regarding the target audience in the process of writing. He also delineated the basics of script-writing techniques through plot, characters, diction, and the milieu. Moreover, the workshop dealt with the intricacies of structural and formal features of episodic progression via examples of original scripts of famous TV serials, providing an insight into the drama-making process. The honorable presence of the Dean Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Dr. M. Safeer Awan, Head Dept. of English (GS), Dr. Inayat Ullah, and Head Dept. of English (UGS), Dr. Zawar Hussain Hashmi proved to be a great source of encouragement for the attendees. Dr. Safeer Awan emphasized the availability of multiple career opportunities beyond the narrow focus on the academia and bureaucracy for the English Studies’ graduates. He motivated students to approach their degrees from a market-oriented and practical perspective for their individual as well as collective benefit. In a nutshell, this workshop by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities opened new vistas of creative imagination for the students by persuading them to ponder over innovative career opportunities awaiting them in the fields of content development, media, and production.