Graduate Certificate in Screen: Screenwriting

Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)

In this practice-based course, students will deepen their 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, they will enhance their creative abilities by writing dramatic scenes, conceiving memorable characters and participating in writers' tables, where they will learn to give and receive critical feedback from peers. By the end of the course, students 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. The course is structured so that students can maintain employment while gaining a qualification.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,360

Entry Requirements:

Entry via merit selection.


Two evenings per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.00 to 9.00pm, plus 8 Saturdays and 4 Sundays, 9.30 to 5.30pm, over the 32 weeks.

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney No info No Part time 1 year
The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is the nation's leading screen and broadcast school, consistently rated one of the top film schools in the world by industry publication The Hollywood Reporter.

Their purpose is to find and empower the diversity of Australian talent to shape and share their stories with the world by delivering future-focused, industry-relevant education, research and training. The school has state-of-the-art production facilities and its alumni and staff have won or been nominated for a slate of Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA, AACTA and Commercial Radio Awards.

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