Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 80 |
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Faculty of the VCA and MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (BLD 860)
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Through a serious of lectures, workshops, tutorials and studio practice, students will be introduced to the basics of writing for the screen, with a focus on both contemporary screen craft and the more timeless nature of storytelling. Students will frequently study in the same classroom as the school's directing students with a view to promoting a broader understanding of filmmaking practices and nurturing creative teams. Students will write a completed original short script and take part in both collaborative and individual script development processes.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
-Begin to practice clear, effective writing
-Be able to lead/follow a project through from inception to completion
-Begin to understand a process of researching, drafting and redrafting documents to a polished outcome
-Develop skills in creative collaboration
-Develop an ability to work in a self motivated way
1. Storytelling excercises (1600 words) (20%)- due: weeks 3-7
2. Class presentation (1600 words) (20%)- due: weeks 2-12
3. Short script (4000 words equivalent) (50%)- due: week 11
4. Pop quiz/es (1000 words) (10%)- due: weeks 2-12
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) |
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