Course Title: Film Script Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6045

Course Title: Film Script Analysis

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 68.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course develops the necessary skills to critically interpret and evaluate film script components including narrative structure and plot techniques; film culture; film genre and script development mapping requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Co-requisites: Storytelling, Introduction to Screenwriting

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBB484 Film Script Analysis

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse the necessary components of a script to ensure presentation at industry standard
2. Identify script construction, style and content
3. Develop interactions between film narrative and culture
4. Map script development and evolution.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes:

Scene Breakdown
Audience Response Pattern Analysis 
Comparison and Contrast 
In class exercises