Course Title: Develop storylines and treatments

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6088

Course Title: Develop storylines and treatments

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Program administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

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Course Description

Develop Storylines and Treatments develops the skills and knowledge required to develop a narrative or storyline.
The unit Develop Storylines and Treatments is delivered and assessed within the course Write Film, which is made up of three competencies:
1. Assess a Film Script (COMM5920)
2. Develop Storylines and Treatments (COMM5909C)
3. Write Scripts (COMM5907C)
Assess a Film Script is delivered and assessed in Semester 1.
Develop Storylines and Treatments and Write Scripts are delivered and assessed together in Semester 2.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At RMIT you are required to have completed Assess a Film Script (COMM5920) before enrolling in Develop Storylines and Treatments (COMM5909C).
At RMIT Write Scripts (COMM5907C) is delivered and assessed together with Develop Storylines and Treatments.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFWRT501A Develop storylines and treatments


1. Plan and prepare to write production material.

2. Develop storylines or treatments.

3. Finalise storylines or treatments.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to develop a storyline or treatment in preparation for writing a film script.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks.