Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2.5-hour workshop per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 170 hours across the semester, including class time.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
CWRI20009 Writing for Screen
CWRI20006 Script for Performance
|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.
CoordinatorDr Eddie Paterson
Dr Eddie Paterson
Advanced Screenwriting focuses on the creation of an original script for screen. This subject builds upon skills learnt in the second year Creative Writing subject Writing for Screen. Students will enhance, through practical workshops, their screenwriting techniques in three areas: Film, TV and New Media forms. Students will develop a creative project comprising a concept and script excerpts from either: a feature length film, a TV pilot, or a new media project: a website, blog or digital artwork. Advanced Screenwriting draws upon a wide range of examples and contemporary applications of screenwriting, including fictional and documentary forms, along with interdisciplinary web-based innovations. As a result students should have, on completion of the subject, an understanding of how screenwriting history, common techniques and new advances in the form relate to current practice.
On completion of the subject students should have:
Assessment 1: A pitch, comprising an oral presentation to class and one page synopsis of the screen concept – to be presented during semester (equivalent to 500 words)15% . Assessment 2: Excerpts of an original or adapted script for screen, formatted to a professional industry standard. The script MUST undergo development and workshopping in class – due at the end of semester (equivalent to 2500 words) 60%. Assessment 3: Brief feedback exercises in response to peers’ script drafts, done during semester, equivalent to 1000 words, 25%. This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance and participation in workshops including: giving constructive written and verbal feedback to classmates; contributions to group discussion and collaboration with others. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at the rate of 10% per day.
A subject reader will be available via Readings Online.
Moritz, C., 2008, Scriptwriting for the screen, London: Routledge.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will acquire the following skills:
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
Creative Writing |
Creative Writing Major
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