Course Title: Writing for Children's Television

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6045

Course Title: Writing for Children's Television

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

Writing for Childrens Television covers the concept and practice of writing television programmes specifically for the “C” classification age group (14 years and under).

The course aims to develop the skills to write for childrens television within the programming requirements of local regulations and with an awareness of both local and international markets.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

- Storytelling
- Intro to Screenwriting
-  Writing for Television

- Writing For TV

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBB494 Writing for Children's Television

Learning Outcomes


•    Translate text stories into television narrative.
•    Work up story concepts for childrens television series using the story conferencing process.
•    Write television scripts of a stipulated length for existing or proposed childrens television series

And to compile a comprehensive, professional quality folio of work to take into the childrens television marketplace.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes:

Mini Bible For Children’s TV Series
24 minute script for the proposed series
Workshopping exercises