ACF307 - Major Screen Project A - Development

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2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Martin Potter
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course A351.1, A351.2*


Students must complete ACF211 and three units from the A351 course elective B listing (ACA201, ACA202, ACA203, ACF201, ACF202, ACF205, ACF206, ACF207, ACF208, ACF209, ACF210, ACF212, ACF302, ADA201, ADA202, ADA204, IND201)


From 2025:
4 units from level 2 of A351 course or level 1 and 2 scriptwriting minor units (ALW103, ALW251, ALW227)

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 5-hours seminar per week (Weeks 1-11)

Students must attend and participate in project-based activities at the Burwood campus on the scheduled days during the trimester, commencing in week 1


2024 is the final offering of ACF307 as 2 credit points. From 2025, ACF307 will be revised from 2 credit points to 1 credit point.

*Cohort rule for ACF307 will be Nil in 2025, for students commencing A351.3


In this, the first of two capstone units, Film, Television and Animation students will develop projects aimed at selection for production in Major Screen Project B. Projects will be between 3-8 minutes in duration depending on genre. They may be short fiction animation or live-action (drama), experimental or documentary films, web-series episodes or TV productions in a format other than drama. This development work takes place with two assessment tasks. The first task is supported with screenings and close analysis which will set some of the narrative, structural and stylistic criteria which students will use in the development of their own individual project ideas. Individual ideas will be developed and refined in student script/concept/animatic editing circles before being developed through to the first draft with development notes and look-book. The second assessment task will refine these ideas or pursue development of an idea in other production forms such as TV, documentary or experimental film.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Distinguish, formulate and adapt structures and strategies in short form screen narrative to create a first draft script or animatic in an accepted industry format

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Pitch and justify ideas, share and explain feedback

GLO2: Communication


Synthesis feedback to develop a script or animatic to a full second draft. Analyse, evaluate their own work and that of others, revise and validate narrative structures and strategies

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving


Engaging ethically and productively in the professional context, recognising and reflecting on social, cultural and ethical issues as they arise in creative work and finding ways to integrate cultural and gender diversity in the creation of and representation in, film, television or animation

GLO8: Global citizenship


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Folio 1   50% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Folio 2   50% Information not yet available

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