The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Explores the key principles of dramatic writing for a range of contemporary performance modes. Students are given opportunities to develop their own creative potential through original script writing.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate understanding of the role and craft of the writer in contemporary theatre and performance.

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

3. Practically demonstrate awareness 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 writing for a range of contemporary performance modes.


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

Assumed knowledge

CAPA1001, CAPA1020.

Assessment items

Presentation: Presentation - 25%

Written Assignment: Blog - 35%

Written Assignment: Creative Script - 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term