Screenwriting has been one of the focus areas of research from 2008.
ScreenPoetics focuses on the screenwriting processes, variations in screenwriting dramaturgy and history and future of screenwriting.
Screenwriting research project, Aristotle in Change, was financed by the Academy of Finland in 2009-2012. The work continues in the project ScreenPoetics and Cinema 360° - Dramatic narrative for virtual reality which is a practice-based research project examining methods of screenwriting for an expanding field of audiovisual media, the virtual reality,
The Department is actively involved in the international Screenwriting Research Network: http://screenwritingresearch.com