Course Title: Create and market a drama series

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Create and market a drama series

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 140

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


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'll originate and fashion your own TV series or serial with input from fellow students, teachers and industry professionals, and become skilled in the craft of writing and story/script editing scripted drama. You'll learn how a plotting room works through first-hand collaborative experience, story and script editing original material. 

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

  • PSWDTV603  Create and market a drama series
  • PSWDTV604  Script and story edit television drama

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:

PSWDTV603 Create and market a drama series


1. Identify opportunities for the project

2. Produce drama series concept

3. Develop pilot episode in a story meeting

4. Market the production

Learning Outcomes

By taking this course, you'll acquire the skills to plot and write a pilot episode for your own show, complete a series bible, and devise strategies for taking your project to the local and international marketplace.

Overview of Assessment

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