Major Screenwriting Project

Subject FLTV70047 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 37.50
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

July, 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 54
Total Time Commitment:

360 Hours

Prerequisites: None
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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T: 13MELB (13 6352)


Subject Overview:

Students are expected to write a complete first draft long-form script project, most likely a feature film script or equivalent length television script(s) plus ‘Bible’. Students will take part in regular small group tutorials where work in progress will be discussed/presented and feedback given by the tutor and peers. Written and verbal feedback on first draft will be given at end of the semester before proceeding to further drafts. Students will also attend complementary craft and industry based classes/workshops.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject will enable students to:
• become a better screenwriter;
• write a complete first draft of a long form script project;
• gain further practice in and understanding of script analysis and feedback;
• apply learned knowledge of researching, screenwriting and storytelling craft skills to writing a creative project;
• develop further understanding of key screenwriting principles.


First Draft Script (15,000-20,000 words) (90%)
Script tutorial participation (10%)

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 completing this subject students will:
• demonstrate advanced knowledge for areas of writing in general;
• develop researching skills that enable creative works;
• increase research skills in both formal and informal systems.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Screenwriting

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