Course Title: Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GEDU6132C

City Campus

TAFE

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019

GEDU6132C

City Campus

TAFE

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Penny Johnson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4383

Course Contact Email: penny.johnson@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

Building knowledge and understanding of the history and theory of film genre is central to your development as a screenwriter. This course looks at the skills and knowledge required to use investigative and critical thinking techniques when evaluating the history and theory of film genre and distilling key themes and ideas. It grounds this study in cinema language and provides a comprehensive overview of the way in which contemporary screen language has developed. You will research concepts and theories around genre in screenwriting, and explore ways in which these theories can be applied to your own creative work.   This course addresses the following unit of competency: CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

Elements:

1. Research history and theory

2. Link research to own arts practice

3. Update and maintain knowledge of trends in own arts practice


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the performance criteria. You will be able to inform your own artistic practice through the application of the concepts and theories underpinning the craft of screenwriting, and have thoroughly researched screen language and genre relating to your own work.


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 tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided.