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FITV12-210: Screenwriting 2


Building on the theory and competencies acquired in FITV11-110, students will expand their knowledge of scriptwriting and narrative strategies for different forms. These will include short and long form drama and comedy writing for both film and television. The students will each write a short film screenplay to help better understand the writing process. A major focus of the subject will be learning to analyse screenplays by watching and analysing existing samples of film and television and breaking them down to see how and why the screenplay has been constructed the way it has.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available 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. Provide an understanding of the various product lines in film and television, the markets they serve and the writing requirements for each.
2. Provide an insight into the structure of scripts and the process of script development.
3. Provide practical experience in creating program concepts, characters and stories.
4. Provide a critical framework for script analysis and assessment.
5. Enhance the capacity to foresee or create future developments in the industry.


FITV11-110 Screenwriting 1 is essential and must be taken prior to enrolling in this subject.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
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