Script Development Hothouse

Subject FLTV70046 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 13-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 24-Jul-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 32
Total Time Commitment:

90 Hours

Prerequisites: None
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 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)


Subject Overview:

Through working with actors directors and tutors this short intensive workshop (with follow up sessions) enables students to make significant progress in the development of their first draft script. Run intensively over 2 days, with 3 one day follow up sessions, students learn how to work with actors to workshop a scene from their script. Students will be required to be on site during daytimes to write intensively during the hothouse.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject will enable students to:
• make accelerated progress in drafting their script;
• gain understanding of ways that working with actors can assist in developing a screenplay;
• have the opportunity to work with industry professionals;
• develop skills in hearing and assimilating critical feedback.


Script development report (2000 words) 80%
Participation 20%

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 gain:
• greater clarity of ‘vision’ and communication;
• heightened writing skills;
• heightened skills of critical analysis, both in giving an receiving criticism;
• logical follow through of thought processes.

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

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