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Graduate Diploma of Communications
Area of Specialisation In Scriptwriting
Equips practitioners with advanced level skills for writing 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.
Scriptwriter, Script Assessor, Series Creator
Area of Specialisation structure
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The Graduate Diploma of Communications (Scriptwriting) aims to equip practitioners with advanced level skills for writing 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. 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. On completion of the Graduate Diploma students will have a substantial portfolio of work and detailed knowledge of the role of the scriptwriter in screen production.
|FAV4102||Scriptwriting: Short Films||15|
|FAV4203||Scriptwriting: Television Drama||15|
|FAV4206||Scriptwriting: Feature Films||15|
|FAV4214||Scriptwriting: Adaptation, Editing and Commissioned Content||15|
|Select theory units worth 30 credit points (2 units) from:|
|CMM4106||Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Cinema||15|
|CMM4107||Documentary, Film and Television||15|
|FAV4112||Film and Cinema Studies||15|
|SCR5116||Australian Screen Studies||15|
|Or electives worth 30 credit points (2 units) from the Faculty of Education and Arts in consultation with the Course Coordinator. These can include:|
*Placement with a production company or development agency **Script project
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