Major Project: Screen Writing

FTV30014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 40

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

Census:
31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22


Prerequisites

Course Admission in
BH-FTV2: Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)
OR
BA-FTV3: Bachelor of Film and Television
OR
BA-ANI: Bachelor of Animation
OR
BB-GAMIANI: Bachelor of Games and Interactivity/Bachelor of Animation
AND
200 credit points

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the advanced principles of short form screen writing. Students will participate in writing and pitching a short form narrative or non-narrative film. In working on individual and group projects students will demonstrate and develop independent and collaborative skills in producing written documents that align with industry standard practice.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Develop and research a treatment and script for a Major Project in the form of a short film or animation.
2. Demonstrate film and television language skills as appropriate to the writing of a narrative, documentary or animated film, television pilot or promo or equivalent production commensurate with the Major Project.
3. Apply the skills of ideation and screen writing in the development of the Major Project.
4. Prepare and deliver a pitch to sell ideas through the development of a proposal, treatment, screenplay and ancillary documents.
5. Evaluate the impact of the production process within a social and environmental context on creative practice.

 

Courses with unit

BH-FTV2: Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)
BA-FTV3: Bachelor of Film and Television
BA-ANI: Bachelor of Animation
BB-GAMIANI: Bachelor of Games and Interactivity/Bachelor of Animation