Course Title: Television Script Editing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6045

Course Title: Television Script Editing

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 68.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will develop skills in script-editing for Australian series and serial television.  The emphasis will be on learning practical skills by editing a script written for an existing TV series.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

- Introduction to Screenwriting
- Writing for Television
- TV Script Analysis

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBM396 Television Script Editing

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop a process for analysing a script
2. Produce first draft notes on given script to enable viable development of second draft which is in keeping with production requirements of show.
3. Replot problematic story strands
4. Edit and rewrite scenes as required

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include:
- one liner exercise of given episode
- First draft notes and general plan for episode
- Rewrite of sections of script
- In class exercises