Media Production: Screen Drama

Course code CMNS3440Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Provides students with the skills, knowledge and ability to create a short screen based drama shot on Video. Students will be required to propose a script for a short drama. In consultation with academic staff, the most attractive of these proposals will be crewed. Students will then be required to budget, script, schedule, shoot, and post produce the chosen proposal. The emphasis in this course will be on creative engaging and original treatment of the story which is sound in its production techniques and thorough in its implementation. This large group project will emphasise communication, collaboration and creativity processes for location filming practices.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course will:

1. develop skills, knowledge and understanding of screen-based drama production practice by allowing students to build on existing skills through production roles and collaborative group work;
2. encourage development and critical analysis of original ideas for both editorial content and aesthetic techniques for screen based drama productions;
3. provide students with the practical opportunity to further develop their individual and social creative processes for screen-based drama productions through collaborative work;
4. provide an awareness and understanding of the industry expectations in regard to OH&S issues, risk assessments, budgeting, ethical and moral issues, and safe working practices.
ContentTopics to be covered are:
Professional production practices and creative processes for screen-based practitioners working in collaborative groups.
Industry expectation for screen-based production budgets, planning and scheduling, risk assessments, legal and copyright issues.
Editorial, technical and aesthetic content development for screen based drama productions.
Planning and realising a screen-based drama production on time and within a limited resource base.
Replacing Course(s)CMNS3110- Advanced Video Post Production
TransitionCredit cannot be obtained for both CMNS3110 and CMNS3440.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCMNS2030 or CMNS2040
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Studio: for 7 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of IT, Bachelor of Visual Communication, Bachelor of Natural History Illustration or Bachelor Fine Arts and associated combined degree programs.
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction (equipment usage).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS3440