Course Title: Create a drama series or serial

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6125 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Create a drama series or serial

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 140

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM7320

City Campus

TAFE

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email: mctafe@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course aims to develop and enhance the practical skills you need in order to work as a freelance writer on series and serial television, and assist you in the development of a concept, a series bible and a pilot script of your own to take to the marketplace.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Enrolment into this course at RMIT this year requires the completion of Assess TV scripts and Write an episode of a TV series.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ASWSER607A Create a drama series or serial

Elements:

1. Analyse current market

2. Produce series bible

3. Create pilot episode

4. Promote series to key industry persons


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to analyze trends in serials and series, develop and write scripts appropriate to TV genres, and identify and approach suitable markets for a series or serial concept, series bible and pilot episode you have created and developed.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the year. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include: participation in class exercises, oral presentations and practical writing tasks.