CMN200 Writing for Screen - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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CMN200 Writing for Screen

This course introduces you to the foundational aspects of writing stories for the screen, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of cinematic storytelling and dramatic form. You will explore the basic elements of story development for filmmaking, from the premise of an idea, to character, conflict, dramatic structure and dialogue. You will also explore key filmic considerations such as form, genre, adaptation, shot and sound design, point of view and setting. Students are encouraged to develop work that can go into production in later Screen courses.

Course detail

Semester of offer Subject to change
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
Student contribution band
Band 2B
Tuition fee
2.2B: Visual & Performing Arts, Graphic & Design, Prof Pathway
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Course outline

CMN200 Course Outline Semester 1, 2021 (PDF 80KB)

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