Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

RMIT University

This course provides specialist training in writing for film, television and digital media across all genres. While encouraging students to develop their own creative strengths, it exposes them to the professional context for screenwriters, including the make-up of local and international industries, professional practice, analysis of entry points and career management.

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 with units 3 and 4 in English


18 units: 14 core; 4 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Originate and develop concepts; Undertake marketing activities; Establish the creative vision for screen productions; Write simple stories; Write extended stories; Implement copyright arrangements; Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity; Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge; Work as an independent screenwriter; Assess a film script during development; Assess TV scripts; Write an episode of a TV series; Work with others to develop a script; Write a screenplay. Electives: Write television comedy; Write content for cross platform delivery; Script edit a feature film; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 2 years
City No info No Part time 4 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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