Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to some of the skills of writing scripts for non fiction film and television, with a particular emphasis on documentary.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Debrett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 30 cps of first year MST, JRN, STC & MSS subjects, or approval by the course coordinator.


Incompatible subjects MST2WFV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information the subject uses a workshop teaching process which would be unworkable with larger numbers Preference given to Students in Bachelor of Media Studies, Bachelor of Strategic Communications, Bachelor of Creative Arts

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Debrett

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Folio of ideas and creative diary (1,400 words)40
Script proposal (2,000 words)50
Written analysis of a documentary (600 words)10