University of Technology Sydney

52650 Screen Story

Requisite(s): 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09477 48cp Writing and Publishing Major OR 52651c Exploring Media Arts
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These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 54073 Genre Writing


This subject explores the fundamental principles that underpin stories written for the screen. It introduces students to the common theories that animate the way we devise and consume contemporary screen stories. Early sessions investigate and reflect on how theoretical concepts developed for earlier forms of literature have evolved to address a range of screen formats, each with their own specific needs. In later sessions, through working on their own screen stories, students begin to engage with the complex ethical, moral and philosophical considerations that arise when navigating the issues around who can tell whose stories on screen. Students develop their understanding of screen story in its many forms through practice-based exercises, further enhancing their skills via tutor and peer feedback.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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