Writing and Rewriting

Subject FLTV70044 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 37.5
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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 31-May-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: 48
Total Time Commitment:

320 Hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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 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.
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Mr Ben Michael


Contact Centre

T: 13MELB (13 6352)

E: 13melb@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Following on from ‘Major Script Project’ the previous semester, students undertake to write subsequent drafts of their script.

Students are expected to submit as a minimum a completed second draft long form script; (most likely a feature film script) plus accompanying short documents, or television script(s) of equivalent length plus a ‘Bible’.

Students attend regular small group script tutorials where work in progress will be discussed/presented and feedback given by tutor and peers. Students also undertake complimentary craft and industry classes during the semester.

Students may, on their own initiative, organise script readings and/or actor workshops for script development and feedback purposes.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject will enable students to:
• complete a second draft (minimum) long form script to a professional standard;
• gain higher level understanding of key elements of the craft of screenwriting;
• further develop script analysis and feedback skills;
• gain insight into the process of drafting and redrafting long form scripts.


Second Draft major script (15,000-18,000 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
Links to further information: http://www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Master of Screenwriting

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