Screen Adaptation

Subject FLTV30015 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (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: 41 hours
Total Time Commitment:

92 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Study Period Commencement:
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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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms Annabelle Murphy



Subject Overview:

Through a series of workshops, tutorials, discussions and screenings, students will be introduced to writing adapted material for the screen. Students will take part in a script tutorial development process, both giving and receiving critical feedback from their peers. Drawing from professional skills and knowledge gained in previous years, students will be required to adapt and write a high quality and engaging short screen product.

Learning Outcomes:

This course will:

  • Enhance students understanding of the contemporary adaptation landscape
  • Help students develop professional skills and insight required to write high quality, engaging screen adaptations
  • Further develop the students understanding of what makes a story engaging
  • Further expose students to a variety of adapted screen material from many sources
  • Strengthen already acquired professional skills needed to develop and write a script and present it in the appropriate format
  • Class Presentation (1000 word equiv) - Various (Wks 2-10): as scheduled (15%)
  • Peer script feedback report (800 word equiv): Wk 9 (10%)
  • Adaptation Script Assignment (4000 words equiv): Wk 11 (75%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical tasks
  • Formulate and present opinions in a group context
  • Communicate in oral and written form
  • Lead a research and writing task from concept to completion
  • Work in an independently motivated way
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)

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