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CAEL2069: Screenwriting and Directing

This unit of study introduces you to the art and craft of writing for the screen. Through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and film screenings you will explore a range of approaches to screenwriting. These include looking at the structure of dialogue and character driven scripts, then moving to an analysis of more experimental approaches to script writing that rely less on character or dialogue and more on mood, situation and atmosphere. You will write an original script for a digital film that can be realized in any style or genre.

Code CAEL2069
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in CAVA or 12 credit points at 1000 level in CASF or 12 credit points at 1000 level in FILM

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. conceptualise, plan and write a 3-7 page script
  • LO2. critically analyse and problem solve through the narrative process
  • LO3. use a range of directorial techniques to produce creative video work
  • LO4. critically understand a range of different approaches to writing and directing in the context of the cultural advent of storytelling
  • LO5. use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather and synthesise information
  • LO6. critically evaluate aesthetics, information & narratives in an ethical and culturally sensitive manner.