Master of Screenwriting

The University of Melbourne

This program is designed for those who have a desire to write audience-engaged stories for a visual medium and for people wishing to work as professional screenwriters. On completion of the course students will have: developed screenwriting skills for national and international screenwriting industries; become confident with writing and rewriting screenplays; demonstrated an ability to develop concepts and ideas into screenplays using research methodologies; gained experience in giving and receiving critical feedback; developed craft skills needed for employment in the film, television and allied industries; complete a third or final draft of a feature length screenplay or television bible and script; and more.

Course Fee:

Australian: $35,282
International: $49,386

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification with weighted average mark of at least 65% over the final two years; or equivalence by five years of work experience related to film and television, with evidence of artistic ability and achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in relevant disciplines; written selection test, creative writing folio submission of between 1000 and 2000 words; short synopses for two ideas you may develop during the course; interview.

Structure:

150 credit points delivered over 18 months full time. Subjects include: Cinematic Writing; Writing for Television; Storytelling Workshop; Major Screenwriting Project; Script Development Hothouse; Writing and Rewriting; Business of Screenwriting.

Subjects you can Study:

Screenwriting

Who for:

Those who have a desire to tell audience-driven stories via a visual medium

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Writer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Southbank No info No Full time 1.5 years
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