Scriptwriting

PWR70005 12.5 Credit Points Online

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
31 Aug 20 - 29 Nov 20

Results:
22 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
13 Sep 20

Census:
21 Sep 20


Prerequisites

Anti Requisites PWR70003 Script Adaptation, PWR80002 Scriptwriting

Aims and objectives

Students will investigate the art of visual storytelling and explore a range of techniques for the creation of story elements such as structure, character, dialogue, adaptation and layout. The unit also explores how cultural and critical theories offer frameworks for understanding film, television and multimedia.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
1. Assess and critically reflect on a range of scriptwriting platforms, forms, and genres for stage and screen, and also investigate theoretical approaches to scriptwriting.
2. Demonstrate high level creative and practical skills in the production of their scripts, specifically in relation to the writerly elements of plot, character, dialogue, and structure, and apply complex critical and creative theories related to the practice of scriptwriting to their own work and the work of others.
3. Generate a section of script from plan to final draft and create both industry standard supporting documentation and complex reflexive theorisations about their practice and project, and the practice and projects of others.
 

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Writing, Graduate Diploma of Writing and Masters of Writing