Writing the Screenplay

    Course details

    • Code: CWRT.5005
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)On Demand

Course Aim

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to examine and develop the principles and practise of writing a screenplay with an emphasis on the acquisition of the basic skills and information required to write for the screen.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyse and explain legal and marketing aspects of writing a screenplay;
  2. Compare and describe the roles that writer, director and producer play in the making of a film;
  3. Identify and explain the importance of developing a screenplay from story line to finished script; and
  4. Structure a screenplay to a producer’s or script editor’s requirements.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017