Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 84 hours |
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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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CoordinatorMs Annabelle Murphy
Ms Annabelle Murphy
Through a series of workshops, tutorials and creative practice, students will build on skills learned in Screen Practices 1A and 1B, with a focus on developing and writing content for television. Students learn basic skills necessary to write professionally for television and develop an understanding of the broader television landscape. Students are required to write at least one television script and present it professionally with appropriate pitch documents. Students will also develop an understanding of television writing as a collaborative process and of how a television ‘story room’ works.
BFA (Screenwriting) students continue to undertake some shared workshops and classes with the BFA(FTV) directing students with a view to promoting a pragmatic understanding of filmmaking practices and nurturing creative teams. Students also attend a series of lectures in which visiting industry professionals discuss all aspects of the industry.
The objectives of this subject are to teach students:
Pop Quizzes (examinations consisting of a few short questions) (Weeks 1-11) worth 5%
Script report(s) (Week 3-6) 10%
Collaborative TV Writing Assignment (equivalent 2000 words) (Week 4) worth 20%
TV Script Development Assignment (equivalent 4000 words) (Week 11) worth 50%
Critical and Creative Reflection Blog (equivalent 1000 words) (Week 12) worth 10%
Class Participation (Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback and teamwork skills.) Ongoing Assessment worth 5%
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The learning outcomes of this subject are:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) |
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