ATS2890 - Script development 1 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Fleur Kilpatrick


Ms Fleur Kilpatrick

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


A gateway unit in Theatre or a first year sequence in Performance or by permission


This unit will introduce students to skills and concepts in writing for performance independently and in a collaborative workshop environment, culminating in performance work based on the completed script. The program will introduce students to the key stages of developing a script for the stage and will also engage with key industry concerns in the field of script writing.


Students successfully completing this Unit will develop:

  1. Basic skills in writing for performance.
  2. An understanding of aspects of creative processes in the field, and of the (procedures appropriate to the development of new work.
  3. A knowledge of the structural choices in the development of a performance text.
  4. Skills in editing and adaptation.
  5. The capacity to articulate critical analyses in systematic written argument, and in clear and confident oral presentations.


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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