ATS2188 - Media scriptwriting lab - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Media, Film and Journalism

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Therese Davis


Associate Professor Therese Davis

Not offered in 2018


ATS1119 and ATS1206


Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Media Communication.


This unit is a core unit for the Bachelor of Media CommunicationBachelor of Media Communication (


The Media Scriptwriting Lab is a multi-disciplinary learning environment where students from the different specialisations in the Bachelor of Media Communication come together to explore new techniques and practices in media scriptwriting. Students will devise a scriptwriting research project in a medium of their choice that can be applied to one or more new media platforms. The lab fosters creativity and experimentation in media scriptwriting while also developing professional skills in collaboration and adaptability.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify and discuss the communicative and creative role of scriptwriting in contemporary media environments;
  2. display proficiency in a variety of scriptwriting techniques and practices;
  3. work reflectively, independently and collaboratively with peers to conceptualize and design a scriptwriting project;
  4. apply scriptwriting skills in for a media production that critically reflects on the evolving techniques and practices of writing for media.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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