Course Title: Film Script Editing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6045

Course Title: Film Script Editing

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 develops skills and knowledge of industry requirements for script editing, script assessment, diagnosis of scripts and script writing across a range of film genre and formats.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

- Film Script Analysis

- Storytelling
- Introduction to Screenwriting
- Writing For TV and/or Writing For Film

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBB498 Film Script Editing

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the professional role and responsibilities of a script editor in the film industry
2. Analyse film narrative in script form
3. Evaluate script to industry specifications
4. Demonstrate roles and responsibilities of script editor

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes:

Scene log : students will distil thirty scenes in a given feature film screenplay to one line descriptions, time these scenes and cut one minute from them  
Reader’s report: students will deliver a two page assessment of a first draft feature film screenplay written by a novice writer
In class exercises