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ACF302 - Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts

Unit details

Year2015 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)


ACC307 Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts

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


Incompatible with:


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 (verbal and written), 800 words equivalent, 20%

First Draft Script (5-8 minute script and 3 act structure), 40%

Second draft Script (5-8 minute script), 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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