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Screenwriting Practices 3 (FLTV30014)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 50On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFLTV30014
Year Long
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Through a series of workshops, tutorials, studio work, networking events, screenings and self motivated writing periods, students in this subject will consolidate and advance already acquired professional skills and knowledge gained in Years 1 and 2 of the BFA (Screenwriting). Students will attend industry lectures and collaborate on FTV directing student productions in order to gain a wider understanding of screen industry practices. Students will be mentored by professional writers for their major work, and will also participate in peer driven critical feedback activities such as script readings.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students should be able to:

  • write high quality, compelling professional screen product;
  • engage with contemporary screenwriting practices;
  • give and receive critical feedback on various types of screen product;
  • exercise their 'voice' as a writer in a professional and accessible way;
  • understand, and work within, a broader practical filmmaking process.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • Practice clear, effective writing
  • Lead or collaborate on a research and writing task from concept to completion
  • Work in an independently motivated way
  • Engage with a process of researching, drafting and redrafting documents to a polished outcome

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FLTV10012 Screenwriting Practices 1A
Semester 1
FLTV10015 Screenwriting Practices 1B
Semester 2
FLTV20012 Screenwriting Practices 2A
Semester 1
FLTV20017 Screenwriting Practices 2B
Semester 2



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



Production collaboration (equivalent 3200 words) Due: Week 6 of Semester 1

  • 3200 words
Week 620%

First draft script(s) (equivalent 2400 words) Due: End of Semester 1

  • 2400 words
End of semester15%

Notes and self assessment on first draft script(s) (equivalent 1600 words) Due: End of Semester 1

  • 1600 words
End of semester10%

Industry Engagement project (equivalent 1600 words) Due: Throughout Semesters 1 & 2

  • 1600 words
Throughout the semester10%

Script Readings Participation & Peer Assessment Feedback (equivalent 1600 words) Due: Throughout Semesters 1 & 2

  • 1600 words
Throughout the semester10%

Second Draft Script(s) (equivalent 5600 words) Due: Week 12 of Semester 2

  • 5600 words
Week 1235%

Dates & times

  • Year Long
    Principal coordinatorPhilippa Burne
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours175 hours
    Total time commitment680 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 May 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Year Long contact information

Time commitment details

680 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

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

Last updated: 12 October 2019