Screenwriting Practices 1B

Subject FLTV10015 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 74
Total Time Commitment:



Screen Practices 1A



Recommended Background Knowledge:


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 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:


Faculty of the VCA and MCM Student Centre

Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (BLD 860)

Southbank Campus

234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006


Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)


Subject Overview:

Through a combination of class work and studio practice, this subject gives students the opportunity to further develop their crafts skills and knowledge of writing for the screen. Students in this subject will work on set with directing students with a view to promoting a broader understanding of filmmaking practices. Students will write completed short scripts and take part in both collaborative and individual script development processes.


On completion of this subject students will be able to:
-Understand the broader practical filmmaking process.
-Write an engaging original short script.
-Research both fiction and nonfiction projects.


(1) Short Script (4000 words) (50%) Due: Week 11

(2) Critical Reflection Blog (1500 words) (10%) Due: Week 12

(3) Class Presentation (1600 words equiv) (20%) Due: weeks 2-12

(4) Short Script (1600 words) (20%) Due: mid Semester

Late submission
* Unless an extension has been granted, for essays/assignments submitted after the due date, the mark a student is awarded for their work will be reduced by 10% for each day the work is late.
* Unless an extension has been granted, assignments submitted later than 5 working days after the due date will not be marked, and will receive no marks.

Hurdle requirementsHurdle requirements:

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

On completion of this subject students will be able to:
-Demonstrate skills in clear, effective writing
-Be able to manage a project through from inception to completion
-Better understand a process of researching, drafting and redrafting documents to a polished outcome
-Collaborate in groups
-Work in a self motivated way.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)

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