About this course
|Award title||Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)|
|Year & campus||2024 — Southbank|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Undergraduate Coursework|
|Credit points||300 credit points|
|Duration||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 professional 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 complements and collaborates with the department's other undergraduate degrees Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation). This provides screenwriting students with the unique opportunity to develop collaboration skills and creative partnerships.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) students complete a personal, artistically transformational, and highly professional course of development, culminating in a capstone experience in third year.
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.
Graduates may be eligible to apply progress to an additional year to qualify for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Degree with Honours), or the Master of Film and Television by coursework.
Last updated: 10 November 2023