About Writing

Hone your creative and technical writing skills through rigorous training, industry mentorship and expert tuition from leading writers.

Collaborate with students from other programs including directors, producers, dramaturgs, actors and fellow writers.

Choose from a suite of highly practical writing programs to specialise in screen, performance-based writing, creative writing, or editing and publishing.

Discover the Screenwriting specialisation

Learn how we'll help you build on your desire and talent by equipping you to write professionally for screen media.

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Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study at the University of Melbourne

Industry-ready skills

Industry-ready skills

Develop a portfolio of work that will demonstrate your abilities and be ready to pitch to industry.

Taught from leading experts

Taught from leading experts

A leading specialist arts program, offering intensive, studio-based training to students in writing

Build your network

Build your network

Join a professional network through your peers, guest lecturers and teaching staff from the industry.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Andrew O’Keefe


Writer, director and producer Andrew O'Keefe graduated from the VCA’s Bachelor of Film and Television in 2001 and is currently completing a practice-led PhD.

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Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.