About this course
|Award title||Master of Screenwriting|
|Year & campus||2020 — Southbank|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||150 credit points|
|Duration||18 months full-time or 36 months part-time|
The Master of Screenwriting is an 18-month, practice based, course designed for those who have a desire to tell audience-driven stories via a visual medium. Students are introduced in Semester One of Year One to facets of screenwriting with a focus on feature and television writing. Storytelling workshops, script tutorials, the craft of writing, and a unique script development hothouse are major attributes of the course.
A substantial first draft feature screenplay, or a TV Bible plus a draft of a script, are the expected outcomes after Year One. Students in the final Semester are expected to implement the learnt skills for writing and re-writing as they head towards a third or final draft of the script. Students also learn about the screenwriting industries, concluding the course with the Business of Screenwriting.
Semester One subjects will be studied on a full-time basis with 2.5 contact days per week. Student contact hours will be reduced to part-time loading for the Semester Two subject; Major Screenwriting Project, and for the final Semester subject Writing and Rewriting.
Last updated: 6 December 2019