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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)

  • ID:UoM6110007
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • TOEFL (paper-based): total score of at least 577 with a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English. To submit your scores when you apply, use our TOEFL Institution Code: 0974.

  • Please note that we don't accept the revised TOEFL paper-delivered test.

  • TOEFL (internet-based): total score at of least 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading and 13 for listening. To submit your scores when you apply, use our TOEFL Institution Code: 0974.

  • IELTS: total score of at least 6.5 in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.

  • Pearson Test of English: overall score of at least 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

  • Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Cambridge English Score of at least 176 with no skill below 169.

  • C2 Proficiency (previously called Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) examination): Cambridge English Score of at least 180 with no skill below 180.

Course Information

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) provides an immersive and experiential studio-based education, focusing on the origination and development of stories for the screen. There is a strong emphasis on developing the your individual creative voice, while underlining the need to speak effectively and freshly to an audience. The course provides training in writing for different screen-based mediums and genres, as well as the creative adaptation of work originated in other mediums. Focus is placed upon writing to a high professional standard with a view to industry standards and markets, while developing you as a unique, resilient individual, both creatively and professionally.

Housed in the Film and Television department, this degree lives alongside the department’s other degrees in directing and producing for live-action fiction, animation and documentary. This provides you with the unique opportunity to develop professional collaboration skills and creative partnerships. This happens while developing creative concepts alone or in collaborative teams, while being on-set during productions, and through script readings and critical self and peer assessment.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) graduates complete a deeply personal, artistically transformational, and highly professional course of development. The course design actively encourages personal courage and resilience through enabling you to gradually build collaboration and networking skills, at first with other students and later with industry practitioners. With the creative, collaborative and technical skills gained you will optimally placed to make significant impact in the national and international creative industries.

CRICOS Code: 093587J

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Year 1

Semester 1

  • Screenwriting Practices 1A

  • Pictures, Sounds, Words


Semester 2

  • Screen Culture 1

  • Screenwriting Practices 1B

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Screen Culture 2

  • Screenwriting Practices 2A

  • Writing For The Youth Screen Market

Semester 2

  • Gaming And The Writer

  • Screenwriting Practices 2B


Year 3

Year Long

  • Screen Industry Focus


Screenwriting Practices 3A


Semester 2 (Early-Start)

  • Screen Adaptation

  • Screenwriting Practices 3B

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate of this specialisation, you may find employment as a screen content developer, or screenwriter – in film, television, games and new medias - among others.

At the end of three years you will be equipped to write professionally for screen media, having acquired essential skills such as generating and adapting stories for screen platforms, presenting work at a professional standard, giving and receiving constructive feedback and working in creative teams.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530$ per year

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