Writing Animation 1

Subject FLTV10018 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 22-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 weeks x 3.5 hour lecture
Total Time Commitment:

120 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 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.

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Mr Paul Fletcher, Mr Robert Stephenson


Paul Fletcher


Robert Stephenson


Subject Overview:

An introduction to storytelling, narrative and non-narrative structures, characters and worlds. There is an emphasis on understanding the writing in an historical context in writing for an animation production. Students attend 12 lectures that include screenings and discussions. Additional unsupervised studio time is made available for students complete exercises.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of story structure and context in various genres from various traditions and cultures.
  • Demonstrate methods of generating and researching ideas suitable for an animation screenplay.
  • Generate a professionally presented screenplay suitable for an animation production.
  • Apply modalities different to text in storytelling and and non-narrative works such as using drawing and audio.
  • Confidently present their ideas for feedback and reflection.
  • Increase their capacity to research and instigate an idea into a proposal.
  • Increase their capacity to take risks when developing projects.

Treatment Exercise words (15%) Due Week 3

Draft Screenplay Exercise (20%) Due Week 5

Final Draft Screenplay Exercise (30%) Due Week 10

Writing Folio 1000 words (25%) Due Week 12

Workshop Participation* (10%) Due: assessed ongoing.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

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