Faculty of Arts


Film and Broadcast Writing

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for FTVMS 303.


This course is concerned with scriptwriting for short film and is designed to help potential writers bridge the gap between theory and practice. The specific focus of the course will be on principles of dramatic writing for film and television. While students will develop their own scripts in various formats, they will also learn the elements of script analysis such as genre, structure and narrative strategies. The weekly classes will be a combination of lectures and workshops, with the latter designed to facilitate an interactive environment in which students develop their ideas into pitches, treatments, step-outlines and finally short scripts.

NB: enrolment is limited to 15 students, with selection criteria as follows: 1) GPA in FTVMS and Creative Writing courses; 2) personal statement of intent that demonstrates: i. Flair for creative writing, ii. Reasons for taking the course, iii. Any evidence of relevant industry experience; 3) quality of two short film ideas. See FTVMS website or contact the Department for details and application form.

Availability 2012

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Dr Shuchi Kothari


Coursework only


FTVMS 303: 15.0 points


30 points from FTVMS 200-214, 216-222



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