ACF307 - Major Screen Project A - Development


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in A351.1, A351.2*


Students must complete ACF211 and three units from the A351 course elective B listing (ACA201, ACA202, ACA203, ACF201, ACF202, ACF205, ACF206, ACF207, ACF208, ACF209, ACF210, ACF212, ACF302, ADA201, ADA202, ADA204, IND201)


From 2025:
4 units from level 2 of A351 course or level 1 and 2 scriptwriting minor units (ALW103, ALW251, ALW227)

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 5-hours seminar per week (Weeks 1-11)

Students must attend and participate in project-based activities at the Burwood campus on the scheduled days during the trimester, commencing in week 1


2024 is the final offering of ACF307 as 2 credit points. From 2025, ACF307 will be revised from 2 credit points to 1 credit point.

*Cohort rule for ACF307 will be Nil in 2025, for students commencing A351.3


In this, the first of two capstone units, Film, Television and Animation students will develop projects aimed at selection for production in Major Screen Project B. Projects will be between 3-8 minutes in duration depending on genre. They may be short fiction animation or live-action (drama), experimental or documentary films, web-series episodes or TV productions in a format other than drama. This development work takes place with two assessment tasks. The first task is supported with screenings and close analysis which will set some of the narrative, structural and stylistic criteria which students will use in the development of their own individual project ideas. Individual ideas will be developed and refined in student script/concept/animatic editing circles before being developed through to the first draft with development notes and look-book. The second assessment task will refine these ideas or pursue development of an idea in other production forms such as TV, documentary or experimental film.

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