Course Title: Realise a body of creative work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Realise a body of creative work

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2018,
Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


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 essentials of professional scriptwriting, developing the skills, knowledge and personal savvy required to write a screenplay as a commissioned script or an independent speculative project. Your completed work will convey a well-developed command of materials, process and technique.
This course addresses the following unit of competency: CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work


1. Develop ideas for a coherent body of creative work

2. Plan and organise the production of creative work

3. Develop own approach to documenting the body of work

4. Collaborate with others in producing work

5. Create finished work

6. Evaluate own creative work

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 above elements. You will be able to write a synopsis, develop a treatment and draft your screenplay.

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.