Course Title: Write television comedy

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6088

Course Title: Write television comedy

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 140.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Professional Screenwriting Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course aims to develop the skills needed to create narrative and sketch comedy for television.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enrolment in this course at RMIT requires you to have completed all first year courses.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU663 Write television comedy


1. Develop concept for a narrative based comedy series

2. Write a bible for a comedy series

3. Write a pilot for a narrative based comedy series

4. Develop a sketch comedy concept

5. Write an episode of a sketch comedy

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to write television comedy in a variety of formats.

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