Course Title: Originate a body of independent creative work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Originate a body of independent creative work

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 75

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2018,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Alan Woodruff

Course Contact Phone: +61399254307

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course builds on the foundation skills taught in Semester 1, to develop a screen project up to commencement of writing the first draft.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are advised to have completed the Semester 1 course VART6474C Realise a body of creative work.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR601 Originate a body of independent creative work


1. Develop conceptual thinking

2. Seek professional opportunities and engagement

3. Plan an independent creative project

4. Realise the body of creative work

5. Evaluate professional work

Learning Outcomes

You will have gained the craft skills required to develop and prepare a thorough structure, including characters, story arcs and turning points, by creating a full-length beat sheet for a major screen project.

Overview of Assessment

In this course you will progress from the delivery of your pitch, through a developed outline, to a comprehensive beat sheet listing the story points and scenes of your proposed major project.