Screenwriting (Documentary)

Course code CMNS3170Units 10Level 3000Faculty 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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. 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.
ContentThe 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.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCMNS1090 or equivalent understanding of professional writing and analysis.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudent Projects
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Projects
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS3170