LIT220 Screenwriting (8)

This subject is a practical introduction to screenwriting for television, film and multimedia. Students will participate in weekly writing workshops designed to equip them with some of the creative and technical skills for writing professionally in these mediums.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT220. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Subject requires weekly access to computer and Internet connection

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to recognise the industrial and technical requirements of writing for television and multimedia
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of the audience or interactive users to whom the writing is directed
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and apply, the appropriate formatting, drafting and architectural principles of writing for each medium
  • be able to analyse and assess professional and peer productions / programs (television and multimedia)
  • be able to put creative and technical skills into practice by producing writing for television and multimedia
  • be able to pitch screenwriting professionally


This subject will cover the following topics:

Screenwriting with respect to: - Story telling and visual narratives - The requirements and possibilities of each medium - Structure / organisation of plots / branching storylines - Settings / environment - Narrative voice and point of view - Interactive writing techniques - Characterisation - Dialogue and subtext - Scenes and sequences - Layout - Pitching the script

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LIT220 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Character biography
Online participation
Short script and critique

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.