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FITV11-110: Screenwriting 1

Description

This subject introduces students to the art and craft of modern professional screenwriting. Students will learn the fundamentals of constructing screenplays for various forms of film and television drama. They will learn the basic precepts of script development, from developing ideas through to a completed screenplay using professional standards. Through watching both short form and long form films, they will learn to analyse and deconstruct screenplays from noteworthy films and television programs. Students will acquire an in-depth understanding of how the screenwriter fits into the process of creating film and television projects. To better understand the screenwriting process, students will also write their own screenplay, through various drafts.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeFITV11-110
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. To understand the technical format of screenplays.
2. To understand the elements that are considered when writing for the screen.
3. To understand the process of storytelling.
4. To write a five page screenplay to be considered for production.
5. To understand the conventions of the short film.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018