Course Title: Redraft a feature screenplay

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Redraft a feature screenplay

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

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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 will generate a market appropriate feature film screenplay to an advanced stage, develop the appropriate accompanying short documents as well as a plan for what to do with the project once you graduate. You will also develop the knowledge and skills required by a script editor to work with a writer, either through a film production company or independently, to edit and develop a feature length script.

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:

PSWFFS606 Redraft a feature screenplay


1. Establish redrafting requirements

2. Evaluate the existing script to further the story

3. Develop the synopsis for the feature screenplay

4. Develop the treatment for a feature screenplay

5. Redraft the feature screenplay script

Learning Outcomes

Your goal is to not only finish the year with a market ready feature film screenplay, but also a plan on how to drive the project into production and the skills to operate within the creative team.

Overview of Assessment

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

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

  • PSWFFS605  Script edit a feature film
  • PSWFFS606  Redraft a feature screenplay