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Unit description

Introduces students to the theory and practice of scriptwriting with introduction to the concepts of character, plot, dialogue, and script presentation. By being exposed to and analysing examples of scripts, the student will be able to select appropriate form and content as applied to radio, film, video, television, and multimedia.

Unit content

  1. Creating the Story      
  2. Story, Premise and Plot
  3. Framing the Story: Structure 
  4. Character       
  5. Scenes, Description, Action, Dialogue
  6. Writing for Television

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse and apply the principles employed in visual writing
2analyse and apply the principles of dramatic writing
3develop a short script to first draft, through synopsis, and treatment stages
4lay out a script according to current professional practice.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse and apply the principles employed in visual writing
  2. analyse and apply the principles of dramatic writing
  3. develop a short script to first draft, through synopsis, and treatment stages
  4. lay out a script according to current professional practice.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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