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ALW734 - Script Writing

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Virginia Murray





Incompatible with: ALW603, ALW634
Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit introduces the principles and techniques of script writing. The emphasis is on writing for film and television rather than playwriting, although many of the principles are the same. Students will explore the concepts of dramatic construction, exposition, character development, dialogue, suspense and resolution.


Assignment one equivalent to 1500 words 40%

Assignment two equivalent to 2500 words 50%

Participation in Class discussion and Seminar 10%

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