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Screenwriting Practices 1B (FLTV10015)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 25On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeFLTV10015
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Through a combination of class work and studio practice, this subject gives students the opportunity to further develop their crafts skills and knowledge of writing for the screen. Students in this subject will work on set with directing students with a view to promoting a broader understanding of filmmaking practices. Students will write completed short scripts and take part in both collaborative and individual script development processes.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • Understand the broader practical filmmaking process;
  • Write an engaging original short script;
  • Research both fiction and nonfiction projects.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in clear, effective writing;
  • Be able to manage a project through from inception to completion;
  • Better understand a process of researching, drafting and redrafting documents to a polished outcome;
  • Collaborate in groups;
  • Work in a self motivated way.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FLTV10012 Screenwriting Practices 1A
Semester 1


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FLTV10009 Screen Culture and Aesthetics 1
Semester 2

Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge


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) Short Script (4000 words) (50%) Due: Week 11;

(2) Critical Reflection Blog (1500 words) (10%) Due: Week 12;

(3) Class Presentation (1600 words equiv) (20%) Due: weeks 2-12;

(4) Short Script (1600 words) (20%) Due: mid Semester.

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 2
    Principal coordinatorLuke Devenish
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours74
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Mr. Luke Devenish

    P: +61 3 90353096

    E: luke.devenish@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

280 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 18 July 2019