Graduate Certificate Screen: Screenwriting

AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School

About the Course

Be inspired to create engaging stories for film and television while you develop the creative talent and analytical skills required by professional screenwriters and writer/directors.

In this practice-based course, you will deepen your understanding of cinematic storytelling principles through a mix of theory-based seminars and practical writing exercises. In addition to exploring the major dramatic theorists and analysing screenplays, you will enhance your creative abilities by writing dramatic scenes, conceiving memorable characters and participating in writers’ tables, where you will learn to give and receive critical feedback from your peers. 

By the end of the course, you will have written a first draft screenplay for a feature film, or a pilot screenplay for a TV series, and have acquired the skills to write across a variety of platforms.

Applications Close: Monday 16 October 2017

Attendance Pattern: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and some weekends on campus


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