units

ATS3776

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCentre for Theatre and Performance
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jane Griffiths

Notes

Previously coded DTS3400

Synopsis

This unit builds upon skills developed in Script Development 1. It explores specific applications of script development such as writing for the stage, writing a monologue, writing for television, writing for radio etc. Students gain experience in the finalisation of a script and its presentation for publication, performance and recording. By the end of the unit students will have produced a script at a professional level able to be considered for production, broadcast or assessed for grant support.

Outcomes

Students successfully completing ATS3776 will develop:

  1. Enhanced skills in the practice of their own writing in more than one performance genre;
  2. An advanced practical understanding of aspects of creative processes in the field, and of the procedures appropriate to the collaborative development of new work;
  3. An increased familiarity with the distinctive methodological issues involved in the study of the form, and of the languages appropriate to their articulation and analysis;
  4. A greater knowledge of the implications of structural choices in the evolution of a performance text;
  5. Skills in editing and adaptation to professional level;
  6. The capacity to articulate critical analyses in systematic written argument, and in clear and confident oral presentations.

Assessment

Short completed script (3000 words): 60%
In class exercises (1500 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour workshop) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Script Development 1 (ATS2890)
1st year sequence in Theatre