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FITV13-212: Advanced Screen Directing and Showrunning


In this advanced subject, students explore a broad range of sophisticated approaches to the elegant use of the camera to visually portray a film's narrative beyond the conventional Hollywood approach. Students will produce a short film to apply these techniques and develop a style of their own. Students also learn the essential skills of showrunning and explore how showrunners work with writers, directors and producers to create compelling and engaging shows on television or streaming services.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,390

Learning outcomes

1. Prepare a technical production planning document for a short film or other screen project.
2. Describe in detail the duties and responsibilities of television showrunner.
3. Create a short film screenplay, or short film, or other screen production to a high standard.
4. Interpret and apply feedback to improve the storytelling of a short film screenplay, short film or other screen project.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

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):

Restrictions: ?


Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020