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Screenwriting Practices 1A (FLTV10012)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 25On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeFLTV10012
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Through a serious of lectures, workshops, tutorials and studio practice, students will be introduced to the basics of writing for the screen, with a focus on both contemporary screen craft and the more timeless nature of storytelling. Students will frequently study in the same classroom as the school's directing students with a view to promoting a broader understanding of filmmaking practices and nurturing creative teams. Students will write a completed original short script and take part in both collaborative and individual script development processes.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this course students will be able to:

-Begin to practice clear, effective writing;

-Be able to lead/follow a project through from inception to completion;

-Begin to understand a process of researching, drafting and redrafting documents to a polished outcome;

-Develop skills in creative collaboration;

-Develop an ability to work in a self motivated way.

Eligibility and requirements




Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FLTV10013 Industry Perspectives
Semester 1
FLTV10014 Pictures, Sounds, Words
Semester 1

Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

1. Storytelling excercises (1600 words) (20%)- due: weeks 3-7;

2. Class presentation (1600 words) (20%)- due: weeks 2-12;

3. Short script (4000 words equivalent) (50%)- due: week 11;

4. Pop quiz/es (1000 words) (10%)- due: weeks 2-12.

Late submission:

*Unless an extension has been granted, for essays/assignments submitted after the due date, the mark a student is awarded for their work will be reduced by 10% for each day the work is late.

*Unless an extension has been granted, assignments submitted later than 5 working days after the due date will not be marked, and will receive no marks.

Hurdle requirements:

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorLuke Devenish
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours80
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Mr. Luke Devenis

    T: +61 3 90353096

    E: luke.devenish@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details


Further information

Last updated: 18 July 2019