Course Title: Create concepts and scripts for television comedy

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Create concepts and scripts for television comedy

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.


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


City Campus


515T Creative Industries


Term1 2022,
Term1 2023

Course Contact: Alan Woodruff

Course Contact Phone: +61399254307

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course aims to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to create sketch, sitcom and narrative comedy for television.

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:

PSWTCO608 Create concepts and scripts for television comedy


1. Develop the concept for television comedy

2. Develop the proposal for the comedy

3. Develop comedy script

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to develop and write sketch, sitcom and narrative comedy for television.

Overview of Assessment

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