Course Title: Write an episode of a TV series

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6125 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Write an episode of a TV series

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit explores the skills and knowledge required to write an episode of an existing television series or serial. Television script writing is highly collaborative and requires writers to be able to work effectively with story editors, script editors and script producers. The ability to work to deadlines, meet the production requirements of a particular show and develop story creatively and efficiently in a pressured environment are some of the essential skills required by successful screenwriters.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C6125 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ASWWTV604A Write an episode of a TV series


1. Develop a story in a team

2. Write a scene breakdown

3. Write a first draft of a script

4. Write a second draft of a script

Learning Outcomes

 On completion of this unit, you will have developed the skills to write a story, scene breakdown and first and second draft of a TV drama series.

Overview of Assessment

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