Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)

    • CRICOS Code: 093587J
    • VTAC Code: 3800639081
    • International VTAC Code: 3800639083

    What will I study?


    Through lectures, classes, film screenings, on-set experience and intensive modules, you'll get in-depth knowledge and skills relating to:

    • cinematic writing
    • television writing
    • adaptation
    • writing for games
    • web content

    You'll also >write an industry standard script for a short film or television pilot.

    Subjects in Focus

    Screenwriting Practices 1A

    Introduces you to the basics of writing for the screen, with a focus on contemporary screen craft and the timeless nature of storytelling. You frequently study in the same classroom as directing students to gain a broader understanding of filmmaking practices and nurturing creative teams and will complete an original short script.

    Screen Adaptation

    Through workshops, tutorials, discussions and screenings, you will be introduced to writing adapted material for the screen. Drawing from professional skills and knowledge gained in previous years, you will be required to adapt and write a high-quality and engaging short screen product.

    Research Project or Industry Attachment

    Undertake an industry attachment or a substantial research document that will prepare you for a career within the entertainment industry. Students who select an attachment are expected to find a screenwriting placement for two to four weeks.

    Screenwriting Business

    By engaging with industry professionals in workshops and presentations, you will develop a deeper understanding of opportunities and professional pathways within the industry. The subject provides a platform to develop a strategic plan for your own creative projects and career trajectory, and you will assist in creating a graduate showcase to introduce you and your work to the screen industry.

    Screenwriting Practices 3

    Consolidates your learning through the development of at least one major screen project (equivalent to 50 minutes to one x TV hour) to a professional second draft standard. You will attend industry lectures and have the opportunity to crew on Directing student productions in order to gain a wider understanding of screen industry practices.

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    300 point program

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