School Of Humanities And Languages

Constructions of the ScriptWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100993.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
VP213A - Construction of the Script

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.

About this Unit
This unit aims to demystify the role of the script in the creative process, and the function of the script in managing resources and labour. It will explore the role of the script in the performing arts, but especially film, video and multimedia production. It is not primarily a how-to course in writing the Hollywood script. Rather, it examines the way the script is constructed by industries and institutions, and the way the scripts organise material, ideas, and performances. The unit considers script-writing not simply as an industrial practice, but as a cultural and textual practice that is open to change. Using theories of literature, drama, and language, the unit investigates the assumptions behind many forms of script-writing. It considers relations between cinema and other art forms. This unit aims to explore how the identity of the script can change with the introduction of new techniques, and how the creative process is affected by different conceptions of script-writing. This leads us to examine different models of production, and ways of working yet to come.


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