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Undergraduate | GRF-CMM381 | 2024

Drama Screenwriting

Previously GRF-CMM38

Course information for 2024 intake

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 04 Mar 2024
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Drama Screenwriting

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will be able to demonstrate:

    1. competence in drama scriptwriting using recognised script presentation and development formats including the logline, screenplay design plan and draft script
    2. an ability to analyse the construction of a range of drama texts
    3. a capacity for independent problem solving.

    The subject will help develop the following analytical/critical evaluation/written communication skills:

    1. character construction 
    2. various approaches to the structure and construction of screen narratives 
    3. standard modes of script writing and formatting, including logline/screenplay design plan/draft and refined draft 
    4. script-editing/redrafting practices.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-CMM38 (Not currently available)


You must complete Level 2 Communications studies before starting this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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