1 x 2-hour lecture weekly 1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts 1a Admission into BCPW-Bachelor of Communication and Professional Writing 1b Admission into BCAVEED-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) 1c Admission into BCAHVEED-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) 1d Admission into BMC-Bachelor of Media and Communication Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CREA2001, SCME2071, SCRN3060 has been successfully completed
This topic introduces students to the basic elements of writing screenplays for short films. Students will be introduced to story, narrative structure, plot, character and genre as well as industry standard documentation including synopsis, treatments, outlines, character breakdowns and scripts.
This topic aims to:
introduce students to the concepts of story, drama, narrative structure and character in screenwriting
introduce students to the concepts of symbolism, motif, genre and film construction in screenwriting
examine the construction of classic narrative and alternative narrative form in films
enable students to develop and complete a screenplay, and related components such as synopsis and character, from a concept to final draft within a limited time
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:
identify and analyse story, script structures, drama and character in film
identify symbolism, motif, genre and film construction
collaborate with their peers in script conceptualisation and development
undertake a basic analysis of classic narrative and alternative narrative form in short and long format films
develop a synopsis, treatment, character breakdown and screenplay
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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