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ALW734 - Script Writing A

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:P Van Der Werf




Incompatible with: ALW603, ALW634
Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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.


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%

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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