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FITV11-110: Screenwriting 1


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

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Apply the correct industry technical format of screenplays.
2. Analyse and consider the necessary elements required when writing for the screen.
3. Analyse and consider the essential elements of storytelling for the screen.
4. Produce a five page screenplay to be considered for production.
5. Interpret and apply the conventions of the short film.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

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