Course Title: Write story and content for digital games

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Write story and content for digital games

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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 course will be delivered through face-to-face classes, interaction with industry mentors, and the learning support material and resources in Canvas.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you learn and practise the skills of writing for interactive and digital games. You will write plot synopses and background stories, and develop, write and test scripts and related content consistent with the game design brief and the client requirements.

This course addresses the following units of competency, clustered for delivery and assessment:

  • ICTGAM405 Write story and content for digital games
  • ICTGAM407 Write scripts for interactive games

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enrolment in this elective course at RMIT requires you to have completed all first year courses.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTGAM405 Write story and content for digital games


1. Identify and develop storylines with game potential

2. Write the plot synopsis and background story

3. Develop story components

4. Finalise story components for inclusion in the game design brief

Learning Outcomes

By taking this course, you'll acquire the skills required to respond to a game design brief and develop storylines and scripts for interactive games.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and the application of learned skills and insights into your writing tasks.