The aim of this unit is to examine methods of contemporary script writing practice with emphasis on the mediums of film and television. Through an examination of industry examples and the involvement of students in a professional workshop, the unit aims to generate critical understanding of script writing practice. Students are given the opportunity to develop performance writing skills in the application of the basics of dramatic story-telling, characterisation, conflict, and dialogue through seminars, workshops, and writing groups that reflect industry practice. Students will produce an extended piece of writing; focusing on the script writing process from conception to pitch and submission.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.