About this course
|Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
|Year & campus
|2023 — Southbank
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|300 credit points
|36 months full-time
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) provides an immersive and experiential studio-based education, focusing on the origination and development of stories for the screen. There is a strong emphasis on developing the student’s individual creative voice, while underlining the need to speak effectively and freshly to an audience. The course provides training in writing for different screen-based mediums and genres, as well as the creative adaptation of work originated in other mediums. Focus is placed upon writing to a high profession standard with a view to industry standards and markets, while developing the student as a unique, resilient individual, both creatively, and professionally.
Housed in the Film and Television department, this degree lives alongside the department’s other degrees in directing and producing for live-action fiction, animation and documentary. This provides screenwriting students with the unique opportunity to develop professional collaboration skills and creative partnerships. This happens while developing creative concepts alone or in collaborative teams, while being on-set during productions, and through script readings and critical self and peer assessment.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) graduates complete a deeply personal, artistically transformational, and highly professional course of development. The course design actively encourages personal courage and resilience through enabling students to gradually build collaboration and networking skills, at first with other students and later with industry practitioners. With their creative, collaborative and technical skills they are optimally placed to make significant impact in the national and international creative industries.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) graduates may also elect to undertake a 4th year of study in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Degree with Honours), or 2 years of further study in Master of Film and Television, Master of Producing, or Master of Screenwriting.
Last updated: 10 November 2023