Course Title: Read and interpret the script

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6056

Course Title: Read and interpret the script

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Janis Lesinskis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4982

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Students will learn the skills and knowledge to read the script and identify the core elements in order to realise its development from final draft to production.

Students will develop and analyse their own scripts in order to formulate a director’s vision specifying production attributes as they apply to
narrative, context of each scene within the whole narrative and important dramatic elements.
Students will also identify significant narrative elements and how they can be integrated into a shot plan.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDRT01A Read and interpret the script


Create a shot plan to realise the visual narrative

Read and analyse the script to plan the realisation of the production

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Students must attend classes to participate in exercises and discussion as preparation for
submission of a first draft script and shotlist suitable for production in semester two.