Writing for Performance 1

Course code CAPA3820
Not available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


Explores some principles of dramatic writing for stage, radio and film. Students are given opportunities to develop their own creative potential through original script writing.



  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop an understanding of the role of the writer in contemporary theatre practice.

2. Develop an understanding of the differences between dramatic and other forms of creative writing.

3. Develop an awareness through practical explorations of the skills required to translate an idea into a performable script.


Discussions centred upon contemporary dramatic writing

Script analysis

Exercises in dialogue, character, dramatic structure, exposition, conflict, etc.

Exploration of differing techniques and approaches to scriptwriting.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): DRAM3820 and DRAM3820. Students who have successfully completed DRAM3820 or DRAM3820 are not eligible to enrol in CAPA3820.


This course replaces DRAM3820. If you have successfully completed DRAM3820 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

40 units in Drama at 2000 level. Concurrent assumed knowledge: CAPA3310

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution