Course Title: Writing For Animation

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6045

Course Title: Writing For Animation

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 68.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

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Course Description

This course aims to develop the skills and techniques required to create animation screenplays and recognise the potential for difference between the traditional screenplay and the animation screenplay, and the context and culture of the form.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Introduction to Screenwriting
Writing for TV


Writing for Television
Writing for Film

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBB495 Writing for Animation

Learning Outcomes

Evaluate current Australian and overseas animation film product.
Develop the skills required for scripting animation
Analyse the professional roles and responsibilities of positions in an animation production team
Develop storylines and short scripts for animation

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include:

Folio of stories appropriate for animation
Treatment for short script of between five and 15 minutes
One page synopsis
Draft of short animation script