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Professional Scriptwriting: Screenplays for Film and Television


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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 big profits for investors. Australian College Certificate in Media (Film and Television Scriptwriting) 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 understand the key elements of a screenplay and how to develop characters, write effective dialogue, incorporate screen devises, market, and launch your story.

Throughout this professional development course, you will learn:

  • About storytelling briefs, formats, and target audience
  • Story development and structure
  • Scriptwriting formats
  • How to sell screenplays

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 Certificate in Media (Film and Television Scriptwriting)
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*
Payment Option 3 - Completely customise your own payment plan here.

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Course units

Unit 1 - Story Elements 1

Storytelling Briefs, Formats and Target Audience
Plot and Story Structure
Point of View
World Building

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
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

Combine employment and training in order to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
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