Writing Animation 2

Subject FLTV20019 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (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: 42 hours
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

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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:


Advanced investigating and writing animation building on objectives accomplished in Writing Animation 1.

In addition to further studies in fictional story and non-narrative writing, students will engage in writing from other perspectives and sources using adaptation and responses to factual material. Students will experience writing solo as well as leading a group writing project.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:-

  • Apply methods of sourcing and adapting other forms of writing, audio and visual works into a an animation screenplay;
  • Generate a professionally presented screenplay suitable for an animation production;
  • Apply modalities different to text in storytelling and non-narrative works such as using drawing and audio;
  • Write and lead as part of a team.

Screenplay Treatment Exercise 1 (20%) (equivalent of 850 words)
Due Week 3, worth 20%

Screenplay Exercise 2 (20%) (equivalent of 850 words)
Due Week 5, worth 20%

Final Draft Screenplay Exercise 3 (30%) (equivalent of 1200 words)
Due Week 10, worth 30%

Group Writing Exercise (20%) (equivalent of 850 words)
Due Week 12, worth 20%

Workshop Participation (10%) assessed ongoing. worth 10%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will exhibit:-

  • strategies for working on a collaborative a project;
  • Gain an insight into how to transform an idea from it’s infancy into a plan for a workable project;
  • Pitching skills;
  • Feedback analysis skills
  • Increase their capacity to research and instigate an idea into a proposal;
  • Competency for standard screenplay presentation and formatting.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

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