No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

WRT211 Screenwriting Television Drama Series (8)


This subject focuses exclusively on one television format, that of television drama series. By learning about and writing one episode tailored to the specific, more sophisticated demands of this format, students will extend their industry knowledge and their creative abilities as well as their professional approach to the craft of screenwriting in all its formats.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Access to computer and Internet/email facilities is essential.
Related subject(s)
LIT221 Complements LIT221 Creative Writing
LIT220 Specifically Complements the first screen writing subject (LIT220).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
-be able to describe the series TV format
-be able to demonstrate their understanding of dramatic structure and pace
-be able to demonstrate their conceptual skills in relation to television drama series
-be able to demonstrate their skills in writing synopses and treatments
-have devised an appropriate environment and premise for their own series.
-have created a back story, dynamic characters, themes and issues for their own series
-have developed the skills needed to interweave main and subsidiary stories
-have written one original episode for their own television drama series


The subject will cover the following topics:
-conceptual and creative components of a successful television drama series(story premise, environment, themes and issues, characterisation, narrative, plot points, pace and dialogue -audience expectations and timeslots -relevant TV scripts and videos -current series drama -production and crafting process of television drama series


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.