Screenwriting 2

Subject FLTV20001 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week (min) for 8 weeks plus tutorials (2.5 hours min in total (Semester 1)
Total Time Commitment:

26.5 contact hours plus 30.5 non-contact hours

Prerequisites: 759-170 Screenwriting 1
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Year Long
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Ms Siobhan Jackson


Student and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Vic 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
Subject Overview:

This subject continues, through class work and tutorials, to build on the concepts learned in Screenwriting 1. Different elements of screenwriting principles such as character, dialogue, point of view and internal logic are discussed. Each student will also write an innovative script for a 4-8 minute exercise to be produced as partof Assigned Projects 2.


On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate development of their creativity and technical skills through screenwriting;
  • exhibit a developed ability for intellectual curiosity and creativity through screenwriting;
  • utilise basic prinicples of dramatic structure to develop theme, story, plot, conflict, character design, etc in their screenplay;
  • develop original story ideas with a unique and creative treatment.

Assessment is continuous and based on the following: Final draft script for a production 4-8 minutes due mid semeter one (50%); class exercises (total 1000 words minimum) (30%); class and script tutorial participation* (20%). *Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss and give/receuve feedback and teamwork skills). For this subject there is an 80% attendance hurdle for workshops, classes, lectures and tutorials.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completon of this subject the student should be able to:

  • confidently communicate in oral and written form
  • exhibit the skills to interpret, analyse and problem solve
  • confidently plan and organise their work and solve problems
  • work effectively in collaborative modes
  • confidently apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems
  • develop positive self-critical and peer review skills.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Film and Television (VCA)

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