Course Title: Evaluate scripts for development and production

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Evaluate scripts for development and production

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020


City Campus


515T Creative Industries


Term1 2022,
Term1 2023

Course Contact: Alan Woodruff

Course Contact Phone: +61399254307

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This is a course aimed at developing your burgeoning skills as a script developer and script consultant. In the fragmented world of scripted entertainment, script consultancy is an essential skill and a high-growth industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enrolment in this core second year course at RMIT requires you to have completed all first year courses.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSWCOR601 Evaluate scripts for development and production


1. Clarify script evaluation requirements

2. Evaluate the script

3. Report on the script

Learning Outcomes

In completion of this course, you'll have the skills to write coverage for producers and funding bodies in Australia and worldwide, and to act as a script developer for screenwriters and producers on the local and international scene, bringing your well-honed skills of script development and writer psychology to the table.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, script consultations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks.