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Master of Professional Communications

Area of Specialisation In Scriptwriting

Prepares students for employment in scripting and editing across a wide range of formats including short films, television drama, features, documentaries, radio programs, corporate or promotional videos, games and adaptation from other sources.

Students will gain an analytical and critical understanding of the medium and knowledge of industry practice.

Related careers

Scriptwriter, Script Assessor, Series Creator

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 Master of Professional Communications (Scriptwriting) prepares graduates for employment in scripting and editing across a wide range of formats including short films, television drama, features, documentaries, radio programs, corporate or promotional videos, games and adaptation from other sources. Students will gain an analytical and critical understanding of the medium and knowledge of industry practice. On completion, students will have a substantial portfolio of work and detailed knowledge of the role of the scriptwriter in screen production. In addition there is the opportunity to develop one or more projects for production in conjunction with the WA Screen Academy.



UnitDescription Points
Students must study these core units:
FAV4102Scriptwriting: Short Films 15
FAV4203Scriptwriting: Television Drama 15
FAV4206Scriptwriting: Feature Films 15
FAV4214Scriptwriting: Adaptation, Editing and Commissioned Content 15
Plus select 30 credit points (2 units) from the following:
FAV4116Animation and Filmosophy 15
CMM4107Documentary, Film and Television 15
FAV4111Film and Cinema Studies 15
SCR5116Australian Screen Studies 15
FAV4205Screen Evolution 15
Plus 15 credit points (1 elective) from the Faculty of Education and Arts in consultation with the Course Coordinator. This could include:
CMM4104Professional Placement*15
or
CMM4108Independent Study**15
Plus 75 credit points (4 units)
CMM4137Project Preparation**15
CMM5111Convergences 20
CMM5220Communications Project 1**20
CMM5221Communications Project 2**20
 


* Placement with a production company or development agency ** By application, these units can be script projects for production by the WA Screen Academy

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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