|Course code CMNS3170||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
Students research, write and edit scripts for various forms of factual screen production, including documentary, promotional, educational, public information and advocacy and write narration for factual screen production. They prepare scripts which can be produced successfully within the constraints imposed by the demands of clients, audience, budgets and time schedules.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004|
|Objectives||1. To engage students with imagination and creative skills through the writing of informative and entertaining scripts.|
2. To understand and apply different styles and techniques to the screenplay form.
3. To critically evaluate documentary programmes.
4. To conceptualise and engage with contemporary ideas and to realise their potential as a screenplay for a dedicated programme format.
|Content||The focus of this course is on the conception, the research and the writing of scripts that are acceptable to a Producer or for a television programme. Students will:|
* Engage with imagination and creative skills through the writing of informative and entertaining scripts.
* Understand and apply different styles and techniques to the screenplay form.
* Critically evaluate documentary programmes.
* Conceptualise and engage with contemporary ideas and to realise their potential as a screenplay for a dedicated programme format.
|Assumed Knowledge||CMNS1090 or equivalent understanding of professional writing and analysis.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Student Projects|
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|