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Explore the world of scriptwriting for television, film, and video with our Australian College Diploma of Media (Film Scripts, Screenwriting and Television Producing). This course will not only develop your screenwriting skills, but it will also provide you with outlines of the opportunities within the expanding world of network television. With over 100 channels, and more launching all the time, there is an increasing need for people to work behind the scenes in television.

Throughout this professional development course, you will learn:

  • Broadcast and camera technologies
  • How to produce television content
  • How to develop and write a script
  • Difference in production between television genres

At Australian College, we offer a comprehensive online learning experience. You can complete your course online in your own time and at your own pace.

Course summary

Qualification gained
Australian College Diploma of Media (Film Scripts, Screenwriting and Television Producing)
Course code
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Flexible duration (with an option to extend)
Up to 12 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments
Nationally recognised
Career Opportunities
  • Television Producer/Director
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Television Presenter
  • TV/Movie Extra
  • Runner
  • Screenwriter
  • Scriptwriter for TV/Film/Video*

Course fees

Payment Option 1 - $2,000.00 upfront*
Payment Option 2 - $300.00 Deposit then 20 x $100.00 Weekly = $2,300.00*
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Course units

Unit 1 - Introduction to the Television Industry

Reading 1 - The World of Television - The TV Scene

Introduction to Your Course
The Television Industry in Australia
Working in TV
TV Basics
Getting The Most From Your Course

Reading 2 - Selling the Dream - The Image Makers

The TV Audience
Collecting Audience Data
Comparing Audiences
Meeting Audience Expectations
Marketing TV in Australia

Reading 3 - Behind the Scenes - Breaking into the industry

The TV Business
In Training
Staffing a Typical TV Show
A Typical TV Work Day
Moving On Up
Useful Resources

Reading 4 - Pre-Production

Preparing a Pitch Document
Setting Up a Production Office
Contracting Cast and Crew
Budgeting a TV Show
Locations and Schedules

Reading 5 - Media Research

Gathering The Facts
Approaching Information Sources
Location Surveys
The Pre-Interview
Writing a Research Brief

Reading 6 - Writing for Television

News, Sport and Current Affairs
Lifestyle and Reality TV
Light Entertainment

Unit 2 - Television Product Skills and Screenwriting

Reading 1 - Television Camera and Filming

Broadcast Technology
Directing TV
TV Camera Operation
The Multicamera Studio

Reading 2 - Television Sound Recording

What is Sound?
Basic Microphone Types
Studio and Location Sound Recording
Recording Voice Over
Music and Audio Mixing

Reading 3 - Writing the Screenplay

Introduction to Screenwriting
Structure in Screenwriting
Point of View
Screen Devices
Developing a Screenplay
The Synopsis
The scene Breakdown
Check Your Progress

Reading 4 - Scriptwriting for the Screen 1

Markets For Scripts
Developing The Script
Writing The Script

Reading 5 - Screenwriting for Film, Television and Video

Analysing a Screenplay
Developing a Screenplay
Marketing a Screenplay

Reading 6 - Scriptwriting for the Screen 2

Developing Your Script
Writing The Script

Unit 3 - Marketing and Producing for Television

Reading 1 - Television Producing

What Producers Do
Producers in Pre-Production
Producers in Production
Producers in Post-Production
Resources For Producers

Reading 2 - Television Presenting Skills

Screen Presence
On-Camera Skills
Taking Direction
Image Control

Reading 3 - Digital TV

Digital and Web TV
Producing for a TV Website
Web Glossary

Reading 4 - Launching a TV Show

TV Editing - The Basics
Editing Techniques
Promoting a New TV Program
TV Publicity

Reading 5 - TV Genres: Reality TV, Lifestyle, Current Affairs, Drama

Starting Your Film and TV Career
The Industry in Australia
News/Sport/Current Affairs
Drama and Soap
The Main Producers of TV in Australia
Federal and State Agencies
Working in TV
Getting Your First TV Job

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.

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There is a multitude of different courses to choose from that could take the individual in whatever direction they would like to take - be it for increased work opportunities or simply to stimulate the mind.

My thanks for helping me to open up a new direction in my life."

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