Introduction to Scriptwriting

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Scriptwriting

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Writing scripts for a range of media formats is a learned craft and requires discipline, perseverance and an understanding of industry practice. Possessing this key knowledge will give you abilities to develop concepts through to script stage across various film, television, and new media genres.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Apply written, oral and visual communication skills in the presentation of an analysis and evaluation of collaborative practice
    2. Develop and clearly articulate strong and engaging film television, and new media concepts;
    3. Outline the drafting and revision process involved in producing viable concepts prior to script realisation.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    This unit will be taught via a series of lectures and tutorials. The unit will focus primarily on the principles involved in writing for various genres within film, television and new media. Classes will often be accompanied by film/video examples. Interaction with staff and other students is most important for the generation of ideas and constructive criticism. Accordingly, regular weekly attendance at lectures and tutorials is essential.
    Periodically, you will be required to engage in group work through collaborative story-lining exercises which mimic standard professional practice.
    Tutorials will provide for a focused and detailed examination of specific issues, and will include workshops designed to aid in the scriptwriting process.

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