Course Title: Write extended stories

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4197

Course Title: Write extended stories

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM5911C

City Campus

TAFE

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Term2 2011

Course Contact: program Administration - Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4976

Course Contact Email: adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of how a story is told on screen. It will develop a visual and aural literacy and will place screenwriting in a cultural context by examining examples of both contemporary and historical Australian and international cinema.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFWRT402A Write extended stories

Elements:

1. Analyse extended story writing requirements.

2. Prepare to write extended stories.

3. Draft extended stories.

4. Write final drafts.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to;
1. Develop synopsis and treatment using story conferencing techniques.
2. Identify visual drama components.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the skills and techniques required to convey the rhythm of the visual narrative and its appropriate disruption.
4. Produce scenes conveying the emotional state and development of character without use of dialogue or narration.


Overview of Assessment

You will be required to present a story board, do a presentation to class on a screen play, workshop and develop a draft short film script or treatment and participate in class activities.