SCREENWRITING PROJECT

MSS3ADS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be provided with the opportunity to further develop skills acquired in other writing and theory subjects, and  examine current industry trends and practices. Students will develop a major piece of work in three parts.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAngie Black

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolled in ABCA or completion of MSS2SSB or MSS2SSP or MSS3SSP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CST2ADS & CST3ADS & MSS2ADS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Choose appropriate genre elements of style and narrative in the creation of a specific film or television project

Activities:
Writing pitch document; writing screenplay and writing storyline
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Construct a coherant narrative expressed in language consistant with the conventions used in storylines in the film and industry

Activities:
Writing and (voluntary) workshopping of a storyline
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Create a compelling argument for a screenplay idea to be developed and produced

Activities:
Writing and (voluntary) presentation of a pitch document
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

04. Produce a screenplay segment using industry conventions of screnplay form and layout

Activities:
Writing and (voluntary) workshopping of a screenplay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngie Black

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,000-word pitch document20 01, 02, 03, 04
1,500-word (15-minute) screenplay segment40 01, 02, 04
1,500-word storyline40 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size9999

Enrolment information Form requires a number. Student enrolment

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngie Black

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,000-word pitch document20 01, 02, 03, 04
1,500-word (15-minute) screenplay segment40 01, 02, 04
1,500-word storyline40 01, 02