- Code ENGL2077
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject English
- Areas of interest English
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Lucy Neave
- Dr Rebecca Clifford
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2016
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In this course, students will come up with an idea for a film, write a treatment or short story, and shape this story into a script. Through the workshop process, story ideas will be subject to critique, and students will be encouraged to develop their early drafts. Lectures will address theoretical and practical concerns involved in writing stories and film scripts, and will examine several stories and film scripts as examples. The course will include some consideration of the practical processes involved in the production of screenplays.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Write a screenplay treatment, and a screenplay utilising correct and effective style and formatting,
- Transform a story into a treatment, and develop the treatment into a screenplay, integrating suggestions from writing workshops, and/or utilising analysis of published or other students’ creative work to modify your own.
- Discuss the development of a published story into a produced screenplay and completed film, using scholarship on writing process and/or adaptation studies, and making a coherent argument about the relationship between text and film.
- Describe, analyse and make editorial suggestions for peers’ prose and screenplays.
- Reflect on your own creative work in relation to its translation of prose to screenplay, your writing process, and screenplays or films in similar styles or genres.
Item Weighting Assesses Outcomes
Portfolio of Creative Work 60% 1,2 & 5
Comprising drafts and rewrites of treatment
and screenplay of approximately 3,500 words
Written and oral comments on peers’ 15% 4
1,000 – 1,500 word essay 25% 3 & 5
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Workload3 contact hours and 7 hours of individual study per week, on average.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9278||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|