Screenwriting: An Introduction

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Screenwriting: An Introduction

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film, Social Media, Telecommunications, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    12 credit points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This unit introduces students to writing for screen media; from film and television to portable devices. It explores techniques for developing ideas and writing scripts for fiction, non-fiction, animation and hybrid forms. This unit combines creative writing projects with critical analysis. It is relevant to those interested in screen media, writing and creative process.

Course Disclaimer

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.