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ACF303 - Narrative Film and Television Project

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:

John Cumming


Students must have passed 3 units from: ACF201, ACF202, ACF205, ACM213, ACM217, ACM237


Students must be enrolled in A351 or A358

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Class per week, 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


This Unit will enable students to propose and develop methods for realising ideas into stories in film or television program genres. The Unit will also enable students to devise and manage major productions. The assignment of the Unit is the creation of an 8 minute short narrative film or television program. Learning activities and deadlines in the Unit are determined by the project timeline. The unit will begin with the formation of teams of 4-5 students based on genres students decide they want to tackle. Each team will create a script after analyzing and deconstructing examples of their genre, then synthesizing a genre blueprint with a plot type, themes and ideas they plan to make a story about. Students then plan the production, designing the mise-en-scene and composing shots to transform the script into action; negotiating with organisations and individuals outside of the University for the resources they will require, and devising detailed schedules for undertaking the production. Throughout the production students will be required to evaluate their working methods and project, to interpret and respond to feedback and to develop strategies to improve their work and working methods. Students will organise a public screening of the finished projects.


Script Development, 40%, 4000 words

Individual Portfolio, 40%

Team performance Evaluation, 20%, 2000 word equivalent

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