The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
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PrerequisitesUnits 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Selection into the Bachelor of Fine Arts is talent-based. The selection process for each specialisation may include: Animation: test, interview and folio; Contemporary Music: audition, personal statement and folio; Dance: audition and interview; Film and Television: test and interview; Music Theatre: audition; Production: written support material, interview and group workshop; Screenwriting: test and interview; Theatre Practice: audition, interview and...
Available through the Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Where and when

Starts Location
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course

Film and Television

Course programme

The Screenwriting specialisation is designed for those who have the desire and talent to write audience-driven stories for the screen.

Since its creation in 1966, the VCA’s School of Film and Television has included screenwriting as the central element in all of its programs.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) is the first dedicated undergraduate screenwriting degree in Australia. It trains students in the many facets of screenwriting through lectures, classes, film screenings, onset experience and intensive modules.

During your studies you undertake units in cinematic writing, TV writing, adaptation and writing for games and web content. You also attend workshops with the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) directing students, with a view to developing a wider industry perspective and forming creative partnerships.

At the end of three years you will be equipped to write professionally for screen media and have acquired a solid base in many generic skills such as presenting professional work, giving and receiving feedback and working in creative teams.

Selection into this specialisation is talent-based and includes a test and, if you are shortlisted, an interview.  

The Screenwriting specialisation is subject to Academic Board approval. 


Graduates of this specialisation may find employment as a screenwriter –in film, television, games and new medias.