Scriptwriting and Directing: Major Film and TV Productions

FTV30008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours per Semester


FTV20011 and FTV20010 and Admission into Bachelor of Film and Television
FTV20011 and DAN20006 and Admission into Bachelor of Film and Television (Animation)



Aims and objectives

This unit will provide students with further opportunity to expand their showreel through the development of a Major
Research Project and the production of a promo/ teaser trailer or set scenes for the major project pitch.
Students will be encouraged to further develop and nurture an area of specialisation within the group dynamic as if
professionally employed in the film and television industry.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. Develop a script and ancillary production material for a Major Research Project
2. Differentiate in film and television language the writing and directing of a narrative, documentary or animated film, television pilot or promo or equivalent production commensurate with the final Major Research Project
3. Apply the skills of a chosen area of specialisation to the development of the Major Research Project
4. Prepare and deliver a pitch to sell ideas through the development of a proposal, screenplay and ancillary written production materials
5. Direct and shoot a promo or selected scenes as part of the pitching process for the Major Research Project
6. Evaluate the impact of the production process within a social and environmental context.

Courses with unit

From 2018 this unit will be coded FTV30014 Major Project: Screen Writing