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RMIT is the place to study for screenwriters wanting to break into the industry. It is also the place where filmmakers and production companies look for trained, talented and creative new writers.
This program provides specialist training in writing for film, television and digital media across all genres. While encouraging you to develop your creative strengths, it exposes you to the professional screenwriting environment including the structure of local and international industries, professional practice and career management.
All lecturers are industry experienced and are actively involved in writing, production or media. Guest speakers from industry share their knowledge and experience, and all students have the opportunity to work with mentors from leading media companies and on all types of productions.
Graduates from the program can expect to work in diverse roles, ranging from screenwriters or editors to script developers in digital media or advertising.
Teaching staff members are all industry professionals, actively engaged in the business of screenwriting across the entire production spectrum. You will also have the opportunity to work with mentors in leading media and production companies on a range of projects.
While you can write in any location, at RMIT you will be surrounded by a strong community of writers who immerse themselves in their practice.
All programs are delivered in English. You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will be required to complete 35 hours minimum of professional work/integrated learning in your second year. Past students have completed work placements at the ABC; gained internships with FremantleMedia, working on TV shows such as Neighbours; and worked with a host of commercial television production companies.
This program maintains active links with all areas of the Victorian and Australia-wide film, television and digital media industry, especially through its strong Program Advisory Committee consisting of:
- Jenni Tosi – Chief Executive Officer, Film Victoria
- Susan Bower – Writer and Freelance Producer
- Mark Poole – Writer and Director
- Brett Sleigh – Development Manager, ABC Fiction
- Deb Parsons – Freelance Screenwriter
- Shaun Topp – Associate Script Producer, Seven Productions
- Tim Ferguson – Writer and Producer
- Chris Roach – Freelance Screenwriter and Script Editor.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The need for professional writers has increased since the growth of new TV channels, the expansion of the film industry in Australia and the increase in number of independent production companies. Many of our graduates find employment with established companies but many also undertake freelance work.
This program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as:
- online writer/editor
- research assistant
- story editors
- script editors
- copywriters/script developers in digital media and advertising
- screenwriting teachers/tutors
- script assessors.
You may complete your industry placement in Australia or overseas. Many staff members who teach in the program have worked overseas, allowing them to share their global perspective and experience to broaden your knowledge of the screenwriting industry.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.