COM212 Scriptwriting (8)

In this subject students are introduced to the fundamentals of scriptwriting as they apply to multiple media and performance environments. Students will engage with principles of writing across multiple platforms, scripting narrative structures, character creation and development, scripting dialogue and storytelling for visual and audio environments. In addititon students will develop key scripting components for a production project of their choice.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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 Communication and Creative Industries
Enrolment restrictions

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

Assumed Knowledge
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of scriptwriting across multiple media and performance environments
  • be able to select and apply effective narrative structures to script development
  • be able to select and apply appropriate audio and/or visual storytelling, characterisation and dialogue to script development
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Principles of scriptwriting
  • Writing for performance
  • Introduction to genres of scriptwriting
  • Script narrative structures
  • Ideas and creativity
  • Writing across platforms, including television, film, theatre, radio and multimedia
  • Plotting for the visual media
  • Visual storytelling
  • Character creation and development
  • Scripting effective dialogue
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.