Professional Scriptwriting: Screenplays for Film & Television
The Australian College, Professional Scriptwriting: Screenwriting for Film & Television course can help you take your idea for a film or television script, to the big screen.
This course will help you to understand screenwriting and write a simple synopsis. You will learn the key elements of a screenplay and how to develop characters, write effective dialogue, incorporate screen devises, market and launch your story.
The film and television industry invests an enormous amount of money in new scripts every year, because a successful release at the box office can mean huge profits for the investors.
Consider this: box office revenues for Australia in just one year were around one billion dollars; in the United States they were around nine billion dollars. That’s a lot of money in any country. But it’s not news, the film industry is big business and everyone knows it.
High demand screenwriters can now earn between $2 million and $2.5 million a script.
When you successfully complete your course you will be awarded the Australian College Certificate in Media (Film and Television Scriptwriting).
Module 1. Getting Started in Screenwriting
Topic 1: Understand the basics of scriptwriting
Topic 2: Analyse the role of a scriptwriter in film and television production
Topic 3: Describe the various stages of developing a script
Topic 4: Write a simple synopsis, character notes and treatment
Module 2. Key Elements of a Screenplay
Topic 1: Identify types of structure in scriptwriting
Topic 2: Explain point of view in scriptwriting
Topic 3: Develop characters
Topic 4: Write good dialogue for screenplays
Topic 5: Identify effective screen devices
Module 3. Developing and Writing a Script
Topic 1: Select a theme
Topic 2: Research a theme
Topic 3: Write a synopsis
Topic 4: Write character notes
Topic 5: Write a treatment
Topic 6: Understand the drafting process
Module 4. Writing Your Short Screenplay
Topic 1: Establish a structure for your short screenplay
Topic 2: Develop the characters for your short screenplay
Topic 3: Incorporate screen devices for your short screenplay
Topic 4: Select an appropriate format for your short screenplay
Topic 5: Describe the target audience for your short screenplay
Module 5. Marketing Your Screenplay
Topic 1: Understand the importance of networking
Topic 2: Identify markets for television scripts
Topic 3: Identify funding sources for scriptwriting
Topic 4: Market a feature screenplay
Topic 5: Make a pitch
Module 6. Writing Your Longer Screenplay
Topic 1: Launching your story idea
Topic 2: Prepare to write a longer screenplay
Topic 3: Write a proposal for a longer screenplay
Topic 4: Write a treatment for a longer screenplay
Topic 5: Write the first and second drafts for a longer screenplay
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