3 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
5 x 6-hour intensive workshops per semester
1 Admission into BMEDIAA-Bachelor of Media Arts
1a Admission into BCIFT-Bachelor of Creative Industries (Film and Television)
1b Admission into BCIFTFP-Bachelor of Creative Industries (Film and Television) - City Campus
2 SCME2060 - Screen Production Techniques B
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
SCME8004 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic will build on research and writing skills acquired in SCME2060 and provide students with a greater understanding of how to take existing knowledge or research and adapt it for non-fiction stories on a range of screen mediums including television, online, museums, DVD for corporate and community exhibition.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce students to adapting existing knowledge and research to non-fiction stories
  • Introduce students to writing non-fiction stories for a range of screen formats
  • Provide students with opportunities to identify and develop research and writing skills
  • Instill in students the importance of research and writing in non-fiction story telling
  • Enable students to develop and complete a short non-fiction story treatment and script from concept to working draft within a limited time
  • Provide students with opportunities to collaborate creatively and problem solve with their peers
  • Provide students with an opportunity to pitch their work to their peers
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify content and conceptual elements for research and writing of short non-fiction stories
  2. Evaluate and further develop research and writing skills for non-fiction screen stories
  3. Develop a concept and working synopsis, outline and treatment for a non-fiction screen story
  4. Present written work in a professional format
  5. Collaborate with peers in non-fiction story telling concept development
  6. Pitch a concept for a non-fiction screen production
  7. Demonstrate problem solving on a creative piece of work