Subject details

After successfully completing this subject, you will be able to:

  1. Assess and critically reflect on a range of scriptwriting platforms, forms, and genres for stage and screen, and also investigate theoretical approaches to scriptwriting.
  2. Demonstrate high level creative and practical skills in the production of their scripts, specifically in relation to the writerly elements of plot, character, dialogue, and structure, and apply complex critical and creative theories related to the practice of scriptwriting to their own work and the work of others.
  3. Generate a section of script from plan to final draft and create both industry standard supporting documentation and complex reflexive theorisations about their practice and project, and the practice and projects of others.
    • What makes a good scripted story
    • Building the plotline, including backstory, core story, forward story
    • Characterisation and dialogue
    • Setting
    • Serialisation
    • Writing for stage
    • Adaptation
    • The pitch and outline
    • Professional layout
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
    • Other materials

      • Video

Equivalent subjects

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will investigate the art of visual storytelling and explore a range of techniques for the creation of story elements such as structure, character, dialogue, adaptation and layout. The unit also explores how cultural and critical theories offer frameworks for understanding film, television and multimedia.

Please note: Assessment values are indicative only; details will be advised at the start of the subject.

  • Outline, script sample, pitch (60%)
  • Weekly Discussion Threads (12) (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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