Courses & Units

Scriptwriting FPB255


This unit is designed to heighten awareness of the essential elements of scriptwriting, characterisation, conflict, suspense, dialogue and subtext. The unit gives students the opportunity to write their own short scripts, including mimes, monologues and scenes. These scripts are workshopped throughout the unit with the aim of improving successive drafts which are finally assessed for their originality and skill in employing the elements of dramatic writing. These scripts are shared at a limited and specified playreading.


Unit name Scriptwriting
Unit code FPB255
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Theatre
Teaching staff


Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

3 hrs weekly, tutorials and amp; practical sessions (13 wks), 39 hours comprised of lectures/demonstrations, practical workshops, critiques and consultation.


Set exercises (30%), submission of drafts through workshopping process (20%), final submission of a 10 to 20-min one-act play (50%)

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