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Professional Scriptwriting: Screenplays for Film and Television

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The Professional Scriptwriting: Screenwriting for Film and Television course can help you take your idea for a film or television script, to the big screen.

This course will help you to understand screenwriting and write a simple synopsis. You will learn the key elements of a screenplay and how to develop characters, write effective dialogue, incorporate screen devises, market and launch your story.

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The film and television industry invests an enormous amount of money in new scripts every year, because a successful release at the box office can mean huge profits for the investors.

Consider this: box office revenues for Australia in just one year were around one billion dollars; in the United States they were around nine billion dollars. That's a lot of money in any country. But it's not news, the film industry is big business and everyone knows it. High demand screenwriters can now earn between $2 million and $2.5 million a script.

Course summary

Qualification gained
Australian College Certificate in Media (Film and Television Scriptwriting)
Course code
SCR
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Course fees
Pay up-front, pay by installment or completely customise your own payment plan here. Employers, ask about our group/corporate rates and traineeship availability.
Flexible duration (with an option to extend)
Up to 12 months
Study load
Self-paced
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments
Nationally recognised
No

Career opportunities

  • Television Producer/Director
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Television Presenter
  • TV/Movie Extra, Runner
  • Screenwriter
  • Scriptwriter for TV/Film/Video

Course units

Unit 1 - Story Elements 1

Storytelling Briefs, Formats and Target Audience
Plot and Story Structure
Dialogue
Characters
Point of View
Setting
World Building
Theme
Genre

Unit 2 - Story Elements 2

Writing an Idea
Character Design
Story Structure Design
Setting Design
Writing Style
Screen devices

Unit 3 - Draft, Edit, Refine and Sell Stories

Drafting Stories
Scriptwriting Format
Proofreading
Critiquing Work
Story Edits
Scriptwriting Software
Selling Screenplays

Entry requirements

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

Student reviews

"The Australian College tutors were very helpful and inspiring. Coming from various backgrounds, they offered industry relevant information, trends, and ideas 'outside the box' at a level of which I would otherwise not have had access.

They helped me to focus on the individual topics through the assignments and extract the most out of the course, making it directly relevant to the industry."

Marnie Bernard, 7th December 2014

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