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Graduate Certificate of Communications

Area of Specialisation In Scriptwriting

Equips practitioners with the essential skills for writing short films, feature films, adaptations and corporate/promotional content.

Emphasis is placed upon developing compelling ideas and a range of storytelling strategies including plot, structure, characterisation, dialogue and visual storytelling. Students will gain an analytical and critical understanding of the medium and knowledge of industry practice.

Related careers

Scriptwriter, Script Assessor, Series Creator, Script Editor, Storyliner, Script Producer

Area of Specialisation structure

This Area of Specialisation structure will be available to students commencing the Area of Specialisation from Semester 2, 2014 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The Graduate Certificate of Communications (Scriptwriting) aims to equip practitioners with the essential skills for writing short films, documentaries and radio programs as well as a range of television drama formats. Emphasis is placed upon developing compelling ideas and a range of storytelling strategies including plot, structure, characterisation, dialogue and visual storytelling. Students will gain an analytical and critical understanding of the medium and knowledge of industry practice.



UnitDescription Points
FAV4102Scriptwriting: Short Films 15
FAV4203Scriptwriting: Television Drama 15
One theory unit worth 15 credit points selected from:
FAV4116Animation and Filmosophy 15
CMM4107Documentary, Film and Television 15
SCR5116Australian Screen Studies 15
FAV4112Film and Cinema Studies 15
MST4135Australian Television 15
FAV4205Screen Evolution 15
Plus a 4th level elective worth 15 credit points offered by the Faculty of Education & Arts selected in consultation with the Course Coordinator
 

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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