Course Title: Create a drama series or serial

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6088

Course Title: Create a drama series or serial

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

Course Contact: Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course aims to develop and enhance the practical skills you need in order to work as a freelance writer on series and serial television.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enrolment into this course at RMIT requires the completion of Assess TV Scripts, Collaborate in a Creative Process and Write and Episode of a TV Series.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU310 Create drama series or serial


1. Analyse current market.

2. Produce series bible.

3. Create pilot episode

4. Promote series to key industry persons.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to analyse trends in serials and series, write scripts appropriate to TV genres, and identify suitable markets

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, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks.