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ACC307 - Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(This unit is available only to students enrolled in Bachelor of Creative Arts courses)

Unit chair:D Mcrae
Prerequisite:Completion of at least two level two units in any major sequence from within the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts or Bachelor of Creative Arts courses or from within the Bachelor of Film and Digital Media


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Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit will begin with screenings and analysis of examples of short form narrative film. These examples will set some of the narrative, formal and stylistic criteria within which project proposals will be reviewed. Students will then be taken through a process of self reflection and resource gathering to find then pitch story ideas. The refined idea will be scripted through two drafts to create a short narrative film script of 5-8 minute duration.


Case study 1000 words 15%

The Pitch 800 words 15%

First draft script 5-8 minute script 25%

Structural diagram and rationale 500 words 15%

Second draft script 5-8 minute script 30%.

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