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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
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.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):