Course Title: Originate and develop concepts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Originate and develop concepts

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Important Information:

This competency is co-delivered and co-assessed with CUADRT501 Direct rehearsals of performers.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020

Course Contact: Penny Johnson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4383

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will learn the craft skills and knowledge required to develop your ideas for the screen in webisode format, by writing, casting and directing short drama scripts. You will share in collaboratively planning and managing the project through to finished product, practising the high-level communication, collaboration and management skills to inspire and motivate a team of performers and technical crew. This course addresses the following units of competency, clustered for delivery and assessment:

  • BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
  • CUADRT501 Direct rehearsals of performers

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts


1 Evaluate and explore needs and opportunities

2 Develop a range of creative approaches

3 Refine concepts

4 Develop concepts to an operational level

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to develop a concept into a draft of a short drama script, and to rehearse, block and direct performers in collaboration with production personnel.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include participation in class exercises, oral presentations and practical writing, rehearsal and production tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided.