Course Title: Produce Writings - Screenwriting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4171

Course Title: Produce Writings - Screenwriting

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 105.0

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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 is an introduction to Screenwriting where you explore the various components of film and television writing.  You identify what distinguishes this writing form from other art forms and experiment with writing and editing techniques in order to write a work for the screen.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At RMIT, the competency Produce Writings – Screenwriting VBP552 is delivered and assessed in conjunction with the following competencies:

CUSRAD01A Collect and organise information;
CUVCOR11A Source information on history and theory and apply to own area of work;
CUVCOR03A Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP552 Produce Writings - Screenwriting


Analyse the purpose of the writing task

Create the writing task

Investigate the scope of the writing task

Plan the writing task

Realise the writing task 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have gained insight into the theory and practice of screenwriting. Through research and practice you will be able to develop an initial concept into a written work.


Overview of Assessment

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