Course Title: Career Management

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6045

Course Title: Career Management

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 68.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course develops the skills and techniques required to plan a career in screenwriting.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites: Industry Overview, Researching the Market, Introduction to Screenwriting
Co-requisites: Writer and Production, Mentorship, One negotiated level 2 elective

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBB501 Career Management

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the stages in a career plan in the film, television, and/or digital media industries
2. Identify ways to present a complete screenplay to key industry stakeholders
3. Pitch for a project using industry standards for a pitching conference
4. Present a marketing proposal for a distributor for a stipulated screenplay
5. Identify process of raising finance to develop a specific project, such as a screenplay, film, digital prototype and television product.

Overview of Assessment

Students are required to:
- Develop a career plan
- Present a writer biography
- Pitch a project