Course Title: Develop self as artist

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Develop self as artist

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.

Important Information:

This course will be delivered through face-to-face classes, interaction with industry mentors, and the learning support material and resources in Canvas. 


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2018,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020

Course Contact: Penny Johnson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will consider and develop plans for your own screenwriting practice. You will focus on a particular project from your growing slate of material, aiming to create a visual proof of concept and an oral pitch for your original feature film, TV series, webseries or other project.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None. You are advised to complete the Semester 1 course Screen Industry so as to build your industry knowledge prior to enrolling in Screen Practice.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR404 Develop self as artist


1. Refine arts practice skills

2. Develop own style or voice in arts practice

3. Evaluate own work

4. Pursue work opportunities

Learning Outcomes

On completing this course, you will have added to and enhanced your slate of original projects, created a proof of concept item for a particular project, and gained experience in pitching your own material.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will be via group work, creation of original material for the screen and performance media, and oral pitching of your work to industry representatives.