COM212 Scriptwriting (8)


The student will analyse and practice the craft of scriptwriting, for film, stage and television. This will include study and exercises in story construction, theme, characterisaton, dialogue and action.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM212
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students in at least the 2nd year of study - enrolled in BA (Communication) courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate a critical and analytical understanding of the genres of film and televison.
- be able to understand the principles of story telling through the visual media with particular reference to the use of symbolism.
- be able to create powerful and engaging characters.
- be able to begin the process of constructing a script.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- writing for film, television and the stage. - assessment of scripts, plotting for the visual media; visualising a story, creation of characters. - writing a script, concept scenario, treatment and scene breakdown.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.