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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) (B-FASCWRI)

Bachelors DegreeYear: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Southbank)

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Award titleBachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
Year & campus2019 — Southbank
CRICOS code093587J
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeUndergraduate Coursework
AQF level 7
Credit points300 credit points
Duration36 months full time

The BFA (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 literary genres.

Housed in the School of Film and Television, this degree lives alongside the school’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-practice collaboration skills.

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.

Undertaking elective subjects offered by other VCA schools, or by the wider University community, gives the student the opportunity to investigate the generation of original creative work in other arts disciplines, or the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of current issues and debates in non-arts based fields.

The BFA Screenwriting graduates complete a deeply personal, artistically transformational, and highly professional course of development. With their creative, collaborative and technical skills they are optimally placed to make significant impact in the national and international creative industries.

BFA Screenwriting graduates may also elect to undertake a 4 th year of study in the honours programme, or 2 years of further study towards a Masters degree.