Course Title: Write for children's television

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6088

Course Title: Write for children's television

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Brendan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Write for Children’s Television covers the concept and practice of writing television programmes specifically for the “C” classification age group (14 years and under).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At RMIT, you are required to have completed all first year core competencies before enrolling in this elective course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU664 Write for children's television


1.Create a concept for a children’s television drama series

2.Further develop concept

3.Write a script

4.Develop another draft

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to: 1. translate text stories into television narrative 2. work up story concepts for children’s television series using the story conferencing process 3. write television scripts of a stipulated length for existing or proposed children’s television series 4. compile a comprehensive, professional quality folio of work to take into the children’s television marketplace.

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 discussion and exercises and through the application of learned skills and insights to your written projects.