Course Title: Write a feature screenplay

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6088

Course Title: Write a feature screenplay

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 140.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

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Course Description

This course delivers the skills and knowledge required to work on a first draft of of a feature screenplay. Working in a supportive and critical environment you will develop your draft to the next stage. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Delivery of this course at RMIT requires you to have completed all first year courses.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU309 Write a feature screenplay


1. Prepare to write script.

2. Write a synopsis.

3. Develop an extended treatment.

4. Create a first draft.

5. Revise draft.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to write and review/edit a screenplay, using a comprehensive knowledge of the screenwriting craft.

Overview of Assessment

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