Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CACW202
Subject Name Dramatic Studio
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 6CP of CACW 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence Not to count for credit with WRIT214 OR WRIT228 OR WRIT215
Assessment 1. Assignment: Short play script 50% 2. Assignment: Short film script 50%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Mark Rogers
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject immerses students in the techniques and theory of writing in dramatic form. Writing strategies for theatre and film will be examined and a variety of dramatic structures will be explored, including linear and non-linear traditions of plotting or thematic development. Craft skills such as characterisation, dialogue, mise en scene, and dramaturgy are discussed and practiced in the workshop situation. Students complete a 10 page playscript and a 10 page screenplay, are encouraged to master, but also challenge conventions, and to explore collective modes of workshopping, dramaturgy, editing, as well as drafting and editing their own writing.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. apply the principles and practices of dramatic writing to their own play and screen writing
2. have an understanding of studio workshop practices
3. generate an effective working methodology
4. differentiate between forms of performance style and scripts
5. develop collaborative scholarly and artistic relationships with peers
6. give and receive informed critical feedback

Textbook Information
E-readings and short-loan items will be available from the Library
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