University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Creative Writing, Writing Arts
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Students research, write and edit scripts for various forms of factual screen production, including documentary, promotional, educational, public information and advocacy and write narration for factual screen production. They prepare scripts which can be produced successfully within the constraints imposed by the demands of clients, audience, budgets and time schedules.
1. To engage students with imagination and creative skills through the writing of informative and entertaining scripts.
2. To understand and apply different styles and techniques to the screenplay form.
3. To critically evaluate documentary programmes.
4. To conceptualise and engage with contemporary ideas and to realise their potential as a screenplay for a dedicated programme format.
The focus of this course is on the conception, the research and the writing of scripts that are acceptable to a Producer or for a television programme. Students will:
Engage with imagination and creative skills through the writing of informative and entertaining scripts.
Understand and apply different styles and techniques to the screenplay form.
Critically evaluate documentary programmes.
Conceptualise and engage with contemporary ideas and to realise their potential as a screenplay for a dedicated programme format.
Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.