SCREENPLAY: SOUNDPLAY

MSS2SSP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to writing for short film scripts and audio plays. Your creative work will be informed by critical readings and case studies, and will be developed in a supportive, collaborative environment. You will have an opportunity to submit your scripts for possible production in a second semester subject, MSS2SCV Shooting Shorts. 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolled in ABCA or ABCAB, or completed 30 credit points in first year subjects, or with co-ordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CST1ITS,CST3SED

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of narrative forms and screen and sound production process, genres and aesthetics to the writing of short form scripts.

Activities:
Writing exercises; analysing scripts, films and audio productions; participating in script workshops; lectures
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)

02. Respond flexibly, effectively and creatively to production requirements, limitations, deadlines and contingencies.

Activities:
Writing exercises; analysing scripts, films and audio productions; participating in script workshops; lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Work collaboratively and independently on scripted projects.

Activities:
Writing exercises; analysing scripts, films and audio productions; participating in script workshops; lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critically, reflectively and productively engage with one's own creative writing.

Activities:
Writing exercises; analysing scripts, films and audio productions; participating in script workshops; lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Write and present 500 word synopsis of short film or radio project,20 01, 02, 03
A first draft of 1500 word short film or radio script, and 500 word critical reflection.40 01, 02, 03, 04
Redraft and present 1500 word short film or audio script, and a 500 word critical reflection.40 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Write and present 500 word synopsis of short film or radio project,20 01, 02, 03
A first draft of 1500 word short film or radio script, and 500 word critical reflection.40 01, 02, 03, 04
Redraft and present 1500 word short film or audio script, and a 500 word critical reflection.40 01, 02, 03, 04