Course Title: Produce Writings - Screenwriting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5181

Course Title: Produce Writings - Screenwriting

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 110.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Professional Writing and Editing Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

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Course Description

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to complete a writing task and introduces students to the craft of Screenwriting. It explores the various components of film and television writing.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP552 Produce Writings - Screenwriting


1. Analyse the purpose of the writing task

2. Investigate the scope of the writing task

3. Plan the writing task

4. Create the writing task

Learning Outcomes

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this unit involves:

  • A story synopsis
  • 2 character biographies
  • A 10 page treatment
  • The first 10 pages of a script
  • A script for a film/TV program