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Screen Adaptation (FLTV30015)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFLTV30015
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Through a series of workshops, tutorials, discussions and screenings, students will be introduced to writing adapted material for the screen. Students will take part in a script tutorial development process, both giving and receiving critical feedback from their peers. Drawing from professional skills and knowledge gained in previous years, students will be required to adapt and write a high quality and engaging short screen product.

Intended learning outcomes

This course will:

  • Enhance students understanding of the contemporary adaptation landscape
  • Help students develop professional skills and insight required to write high quality, engaging screen adaptations
  • Further develop the students understanding of what makes a story engaging
  • Further expose students to a variety of adapted screen material from many sources
  • Strengthen already acquired professional skills needed to develop and write a script and present it in the appropriate format

Generic skills

  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical tasks
  • Formulate and present opinions in a group context
  • Communicate in oral and written form
  • Lead a research and writing task from concept to completion
  • Work in an independently motivated way

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


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FLTV30014 Screenwriting Practices 3
Year Long

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

  • Class Presentation (1000 word equiv) - Various (Wks 2-10): as scheduled (15%)
  • Peer script feedback report (800 word equiv): Wk 9 (10%)
  • Adaptation Script Assignment (4000 words equiv): Wk 11 (75%)

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    CoordinatorPhilippa Burne
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours41 hours
    Total time commitment92 hours
    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

Time commitment details

92 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

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

Last updated: 6 August 2019