Course Title: Develop storylines and treatments

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5350 Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Title: Develop storylines and treatments

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to develop a narrative or storyline. You will write storylines and treatments suitable for a short screenplay.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments


1. Plan and prepare to write production material

2. Develop storylines or treatments

3. Finalise storylines or treatments

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this competency, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to develop a narrative or storyline.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through a combination of written exercises and drafting, workshopping and re-drafting written assignments.