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Area/Catalogue
COMM 1079

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
164842

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To introduce students to the key theoretical, formal and practical aspects of screenwriting.

Course content

Students will explore the history and aesthetics of narrative as it connects to classical and contemporary storytelling structures and forms. In the practical components of the course students will be introduced to the basic screenwriting skills, techniques and professional practices which underpin narrative-based content production for film, television and digital media forms.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

*ALERT* This course is not available to students who have previously completed PERF 2015 Writing Drama for Theatre and Film

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hr x 12 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hrs x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online 3 hrs x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 3 hours x 10 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Critical analysis 1575 words equivalent 35% N/A
Production 1 1575 words equivalent 35% N/A
Production 2 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Critical analysis 1575 words equivalent 35% N/A
Production 1 1575 words equivalent 35% N/A
Production 2 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Critical analysis 1575 words equivalent 35% N/A
Production 1 1575 words equivalent 35% N/A
Production 2 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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