Credit points: 15
In this subject, you will acquire the skills and knowledge to initially develop a full length theatre performance text, series pilot or feature film script, by presenting a pitch, a critical treatment of concept, a folio of selected scenes, and a rehearsed reading. This subject explores scriptwriting as a craft-based, industrialised and creative practice, and combines critical readings of theoretical texts, plays and screenplays with the workshopping of your writing in a supportive, collaborative environment.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesWriting pitch or concept documents, storylines, treatments, theatre texts or screenplays. Writing and workshopping of a theatre text or screenplay. Rehearsing performers, managing a presentation.
Prerequisites Enrolled in ABCA, or completion of 30 credit points in second year subjects, or by arrangement with the subject coordinator
Incompatible subjectsCST2ADS OR CST3ADS OR MSS2ADS
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
The Secret Life of Plays
PublisherNick Hearn Books
Alternative Scriptwriting: Beyond the Hollywood Formula
AuthorDancyger, K. & Rush, J.
21st Century Screenplay: A comprehensive guide to writing tomorrow's films.
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
A 500 word project pitch, to be presented in class
|Oral presentation||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
1500 word concept, treatment or scene breakdown
|Other||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
2500 words of selected scenes for a performance text, feature film, or series pilot.
|Other||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO4, SILO5|