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Master of 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 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 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
FAV4102Scriptwriting: Short Films 15
FAV4203Scriptwriting: Television Drama 15
FAV4206Scriptwriting: Feature Films 15
FAV4214Scriptwriting: Adaptation, Editing and Commissioned Content 15
Select 30 credit points from:
FAV4116Animation and Filmosophy 15
CMM4107Documentary, Film and Television 15
CMM4118Case Studies in Communications 2 15
FAV4112Film and Cinema Studies 15
MST4135Australian Television 15
MST4151Media and Identity 15
Plus ONE elective worth 15 credit points selected from:
CMM4104Professional Placement*15
or
An elective worth 15 credit points from the Faculty of Education & Arts in consultation with the Course Coordinator
 


*Placement with a production company or development agency

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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