Course Title: Writing for Digital Media

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6045

Course Title: Writing for Digital Media

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 68.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this courseis to research, analyse and critique digital media programs, to generate script and story outlines and to establish the writer’s role in digital production.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

- Creating Digital Media
- Introduction to Screenwriting

- Introduction To Screenwriting

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBM397 Writing for Digital Media

Learning Outcomes

Determine story development and writing techniques used in current online, interactive digital programs
Develop concept and  treatment for online interactive digital programs
Develop a script for an online interactive digital programs
Determine role of writer in production team

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes:

Treatment for online drama series
Bible for series, including character arcs and journey options
Pilot script for episode, including non-linear components