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Unit of Study COM01402 - Act One: Screenwriting (2019)

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  • Pre-requisites

      72 credit points in any SCU units

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse and apply the principles employed in visual writing
2 analyse and apply the principles of dramatic writing
3 develop a short script to first draft, through synopsis, and treatment stages
4 lay out a script according to current professional practice
5 analyse and give editorial feedback on the relative merits of students' work.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse and apply the principles employed in visual writing
    • GA2:
  2. analyse and apply the principles of dramatic writing
    • GA2:
  3. develop a short script to first draft, through synopsis, and treatment stages
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. lay out a script according to current professional practice
    • GA4:
  5. analyse and give editorial feedback on the relative merits of students' work.
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.