Course Title: Industry Overview

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6045

Course Title: Industry Overview

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 skills required to research and understand the structural complexities of the industry, including the role of key organisations and players, the professional and legal roles and responsibilities of screenwriters and current industry issues, through the presentation of a series of forums with leading industry personnel.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Screenwriting 1 and at least one level 1 elective.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBM385 Industry Overview

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and evaluate key features of the industry.
2. Identify legal, contractual and copyright issues relevant to screenwriters.
3. Evaluate the impact of non-legal issues identified as issues for screenwriters.
4. Identify requirements for presentation, organising and managing a forum or seminar with industry representation. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course includes:
- Attending industry forum
- Writing a forum report
- Writing a paper on issues affecting the industry