The University of Melbourne

Master of Screenwriting

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

Taught by industry professionals, the Master of Screenwriting trains you in the craft of professional screenwriting aligned with your personal vision, leading to compelling and exciting stories that are ready for a feature film or television markets. Take part in ‘Storytelling Workshops’ which analyse the universal essentials of storytelling. You will attend lectures, classes and screenings dedicated to the craft of screenwriting and undertake intensive modules focusing on feature film and television writing. The course features one-on-one mentorships with professional screenwriters, who will guide you from development to completion of your script, a unique script development hothouse and regular ‘insiders’ Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers. You will pitch your final project to industry producers and TV commissioners, often leading to direct professional placements or project development schemes.

Designed for

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


  • 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.


  • Screenwriting

Standard 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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Southbank Domestic: $34,404
International: $55,095
  • Full-time : 18 months

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