Screenwriting 2

Subject FLTV20008 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 23-Feb-2015 to 14-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 06-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 38.25 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

108.25 Hours


Screenwriting 1 (not to be taken concurrently)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 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:


Ms Siobhan Jackson


Siobhan Jackson

+61 3 9035 9038

Subject Overview:

Screenwriting 2 continues to build on the concepts learned in Screenwriting 1 through class work, lectures and tutorials. Classes incorporate lectures, script readings, group discussions and film screenings. Students read and analyse feature screenplays and attend screenings in preparation for presentations in class. Students also undertake the writing of a short script for a production exercise. Progress is monitored at tutorials.

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this subject students will:

  • Have further stimulated their intellectual curiosity and creativity through the development of additional screenwriting skills;
  • Further developed their understanding of narrative structures for short screen-based productions;
  • Be skilled in originating story ideas and developing them into a script for the screen.
  • Be familiar with concepts pertaining to the narrative structures of feature length screenplays

Hurdle requirement

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

Short tests - multiple choice (5%)

Class exercise - 1000 words written exercise (20%)

Class Presentation - 10 minute oral presentation (20%)

Final draft Script for a short production (2 – 4 pages) (35%)

Script Tutorial Preparation (re-drafting or other writing exercise) Equivalent 800 words (10%)

Class Participation*

*Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback and teamwork skills. (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 be able to:

  • Plan and organise work effectively;
  • Exercise an open attitude to new ideas;
  • More confidently communicate in oral and written form;
  • Further enhance skills used to interpret, analyse and problem solve;
  • More confidently apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems;
  • Further enhance positive self-critical and peer review skills;
  • Begin to consolidate a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.
  • More confidently present opinions and analysis in classroom discussion
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)

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