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ACF302 - Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
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:

Donna 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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Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


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.


The Pitch (written synopsis of 400 words, based on verbal pitch given in class) 800 words equivalent, 20%

First Draft Script (5-8 minute script and 3 act structure), 60%

Detailed document outlining 2nd draft script outline and notes 800 words, 20%

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