C6160 - Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

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RMIT program code: C6160
Plan name: Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting
Plan code: C6160
National Program Code: 10678NAT
Campus: City Campus
Full-Time Duration: 2 Years
Minimum Nominal Hours: 1135

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2020 Enrolment Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 16 core units and 3 unit clusters. Unit clusters can include single or multiple units. Depending on the unit clusters selected, the number of units will range from a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8.

  C6160 Courses
 

The Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting section code for Year 1 courses is: SW1

The Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting section code for Year 2 courses is: SW2

This section code relates to the group you are allocated into by program staff and you will need the correct code before you enrol.

An incorrect enrolment can prevent you from meeting the program's requirements and graduating.

Do not enrol into any other section code (eg. DI1A or SP1B etc)

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C6160 Courses

You should not enrol in Storytelling (COMM7347C & COMM7348C) and Screen Research (GEDU6132C) in the same semester.

I.e. if you enrol in Storytelling in Semester 1, you must enrol into Screen Reseach in Semester 2. 

C6160 Core Units - Select ALL Sixteen (16) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Originate and develop concepts (BSBCRT501)30GEDU6115CCity Campus3528 (SM1A)
3529 (SM1B)
3565 (SM1C)
3603 (SW1)
4038 (SP1A)
4039 (SP1B)
4040 (SP1C)
4041 (SP1D)
2896 (DI1A)
2897 (DI1B)
2898 (DI1C)
2899 (DI1D)
Implement copyright arrangements (CUACMP301)20YesCOMM7346CCity Campus3601 (SW1)
Direct rehearsals of performers (CUADRT501)50EMPL7119CCity Campus3604 (SW1)
Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge (CUAIND502)50YesGEDU6109CCity Campus3602 (SW1)2825 (SM1A)
2826 (SM1B)
2847 (SM1C)
2890 (LP2A)
Work professionally in the creative arts industry (CUAIND601)70YesGEDU6131CCity Campus2960 (SW2)
Engage in the business of creative practice (CUAPPR603)70YesBUSM8795CCity Campus3721 (SW2)2835 (SM2A)
2836 (SM2B)
3172 (AD2A)
3173 (AD2B)
Evolve ideas for professional creative work (CUAPPR605)50YesVART6433CCity Campus3544 (SM2A)
3545 (SM2B)
4010 (AD2A)
4011 (AD2B)
2881 (SW2)
Research history and theory to inform own arts practice (CUARES403)70GEDU6132CCity Campus3607 (SW1)2878 (SW1)
Critique cultural works (CUARES502)50OART5005CCity Campus3600 (SW1)
Write simple stories (CUAWRT302)30COMM7347CCity Campus3605 (SW1)2876 (SW1)
Write extended stories (CUAWRT402)40COMM7348CCity Campus3606 (SW1)2877 (SW1)
Evaluate scripts for development and production (PSWCOR601)70YesCOMM7349CCity Campus3608 (SW2)
Write episode of a television series (PSWCOR602)70COMM7350CCity Campus2874 (SW1)
Develop self as artist (CUAPPR404)60BUSM8837CCity Campus2875 (SW1)
Realise a body of creative work (CUAPPR501)80VART6474CCity Campus3599 (SW1)
Originate a body of independent creative work (CUAPPR601)75YesVART6475CCity Campus2873 (SW1)
AND

Select all units from three of the following Unit Clusters: C6160 TV Drama Units Cluster - Select from:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Create and market a drama series (PSWDTV603)140YesCOMM7354CCity Campus3612 (SW2)
Script and story edit television drama (PSWDTV604)70YesCOMM7355CCity Campus3613 (SW2)
AND

C6160 Games Units Cluster - Select from:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Write story and content for digital games (ICTGAM405)30YesCOMM7352CCity Campus2884 (SW2)
Write scripts for interactive games (ICTGAM407)60YesCOMM7353CCity Campus2885 (SW2)
AND

C6160 Documentary Units Cluster - Select from:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Establish the creative vision for screen productions (CUADRT601)50YesPERF5095CCity Campus3621 (SW2)2882 (SW2)
Perform basic vision and sound editing (CUAPOS201)40YesVART6425CCity Campus3622 (SW2)2735 (TV1A)
2883 (SW2)
Write narration and material for current affairs, features and documentaries (CUAWRT403)40COMM7351CCity Campus2886 (SW2)
AND

C6160 Short Film Units Cluster - Select from:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Establish the creative vision for screen productions (CUADRT601)50YesPERF5095CCity Campus3621 (SW2)2882 (SW2)
Perform basic vision and sound editing (CUAPOS201)40YesVART6425CCity Campus3622 (SW2)2735 (TV1A)
2883 (SW2)
AND

C6160 Children's Television Units Cluster - Select from:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Design animation and digital visual effects (CUAANM503)80VART5093CCity Campus3552 (SM2A)
3553 (SM2B)
3618 (SW2)
3624 (DI1A)
3625 (DI1B)
3626 (DI1C)
3627 (DI1D)
Write an episode of a television series (PSWTVC609)70COMM7360CCity Campus3620 (SW2)
AND

C6160 Television Comedy Units Cluster - Select from:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Create concepts and scripts for television comedy (PSWTCO608)140YesCOMM7359CCity Campus3614 (SW2)
AND

C6160 Adaption Units Cluster - Select from:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Adapt fiction and nonfiction work for the screen (PSWSAD607)70YesCOMM7358CCity Campus3623 (SW2)
AND

C6160 Feature Film Units Cluster - Select from:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Script edit a feature film (PSWFFS605)140YesCOMM7357CCity Campus3610 (SW2)
Redraft a feature screenplay (PSWFFS606)70YesCOMM7356CCity Campus3611 (SW2)
 

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