Screenwriting - The Writer's Room


24 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


The best way to excel at writing for the screen is to simply write; but without guidance this is a painfully slow learning curve.

Learn and apply every step needed to create a new TV Series from the ground up. As a class, we will create a new series concept, develop it into a fullystructured first season and work on one scripted episode each.

You will have a working understanding of developing episodic content, and a script sample for your folio - either half-hour comedy or one-hour drama.

Course content

  • TV Series oncept Creation
  • Character Ensemble Development
  • Episode Concept Creation
  • Episode Strand Development
  • Individual Student Episode Story-Lining
  • Scene Breakdown
  • Script Writing
  • Characterised Dialogue
  • Script Editing and Polishing


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.  You are required to bring a personal laptop.

Suited to

Those with an interest in honing their screenwriting skills through hands-on experience. This course is ideal for more experienced writers, and as a follow on course to the Screenwriting- Introduction short course.

Additional notes

Completion of this course will not guarantee entry into an RMIT Program.


This course aims to help you develop the fundamental skills of screenwriting through the practical application of those skills. Screenwriting- The Writer's Room will guide you through the process of writing a full episode of TV.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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Facilitator: Brett Stanning

Brett Stanning has written and script-edited many screenplays: short films, music videos, TV and feature films, both spec and assignment.

He has co-created a comedy series with Tim Ferguson, has directed short films, music videos and sitcom teasers. Brett is in post-production on horror short film, Skullz, as Writer, Director Producer. Brett also assesses screenplays for the Australian Writers Guild.

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