CMN200 Writing for Screens | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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CMN200 Writing for Screens

This course introduces you to key elements in writing for screen, including film, television and digital media across a range of genres and storytelling forms. You will explore practical approaches to the development of screen narrative, examine relevant theoretical and critical frameworks and discuss industry expectations and policy. You will consider key aspects of storytelling including world-building, conflict, sound and adaptation alongside key elements of narrative such as character, structure and dialogue. Course engagement consists of workshops and seminars supported by online resources and materials. You will give and receive constructive feedback to develop your own and the work of your peers. At the end of this course you will have drafted one adapted script and one original work of short fiction or non-fiction. You are encouraged to design and develop creative works that could be developed in production and project courses.

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Semester of offer Subject to change
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
Student contribution band
Band 2B
Tuition fee
2.2B: Visual & Performing Arts, Graphic & Design, Prof Pathway
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