Scripting for Screen and Beyond

LIT30006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

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

Prerequisites

50 credit points
 
Equivalent
PWR30004 Graphic Narratives: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga
 
Equivalent
LIT30002 Graphic Narratives: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to innovative scripted forms of storytelling. It explores writing techniques and technologies for a range of new and traditional story vehicles including serial and interactive narratives, complex TV, platforms such as TikTok, film, stage, creative non fiction, podcasts, and scripts for professional purposes. It also allows students to experiment with adaptation theory and encourages them to create their own industry standard scripted work.

Graduate Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Synthesise complex ideas into creative forms using industry standard script writing techniques
2. Analyse canonical and popular examples of scripted narratives
3. Apply theoretical and creative approaches to scriptwriting
4. Explore professional script writing techniques and technologies for a range of new and traditional story platforms and marketing campaigns

Courses with unit

New unit to be offered 2023