Course Title: Write documentary scripts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6125 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Write documentary scripts

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 140

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Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM7322

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 involves stimulated and critical engagement with the form of communication known as documentary. It looks at the skills and knowledge required to write the documents and scripts and develop factual narrative - including documentary film or series. It identifies and analyses current types, genres and trends in non fiction documentary screenwriting in establishing a specific project.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Delivery of this course at RMIT requires you to have completed all first year courses.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ASWDOC609A Write documentary scripts

Elements:

1. Develop concept

2. Develop treatment

3. Seek funding

4. Write a pre-shoot script

5. Develop post-shoot materials


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to develop a factual narrative into the first draft of a documentary film or series.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks, practical exercises and your documentary project.