FAM4033S Writing for Television: Honours
NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8.
Acceptance for an master's programme and permission of the course convener.
This course teaches students the skills needed for writing episodic broadcast television. The course is industry-oriented and students are taught how to construct and deliver pitches, work with series bibles and how to write within the constraints of a multi-camera studio set-up and to a brief. Team writing is a major component of the course. The teaching is undertaken through a series of workshops in which students will work in groups to produce a television episode.
Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.
20% individual assignment; 20% continuous assessment; 5% pitch; 15% explication; 40% final group screenplay.