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Industry Certificate: Writing A Web Series

Behind the scenes of 'What's Your Flava?' | Photo: Oliver Ellis
Early Bird Industry Price:
$3,240

This price is available to all Australian screen and broadcast professionals and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

Early Bird Course Price:
$4,050

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

Over 18s

2 weekend workshops + weekly online tutes

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1300 131 461

Learn to write a web series

This course will help you develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with writing and creating short-form narrative content (including webisodes and dramatic podcasts), and to learn the skills to tell brilliant stories. Main course lecturer is Julie Kalceff, one of the most successful webisode Producer/Writers in Australia. Develop your own idea into a pitch document for a short form series, including at least one episode script, and then pitch it to an industry panel.

Learn how to most effectively utilise the online space and develop a creative idea suitable for a narrative web series or scripted podcast

Develop essential screenwriting skills, with practical exercises to improve your craft

Perfect your pitching and learn how to reach an audience including using social media to promote your project, release strategies and funding options.

Is Industry Certificate: Writing a Web Series right for you?

Short form episodic narrative content has become increasingly prolific over the past five years. While short films were once thought the best and only calling card for emerging filmmakers, more and more practitioners are choosing to tell their stories through narrative web series and scripted podcasts. The course will culminate in a final pitch to an industry panel.

This course is suitable for emerging writers and creative content producers who want to learn screenwriting and project development skills. Ideally, you will have writing experience on other platforms, but a passion for storytelling and the capacity to apply yourself to perfecting your craft are a must.

For more information and to get a full course outline please contact shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au

What you will learn
  • A good grounding in screenwriting craft principles
  • Writing skills for the short form episodic narrative format
  • An understanding of the online landscape and the principles associated with creating effective short form episodic narrative content
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and reaching a target audience
  • Pitching techniques
  • Information about funding options and release strategies for short form narrative series

Meet Your Tutor

Julie Kalceff

Julie Kalceff is an award-winning writer, director and producer. A graduate of AFTRS with a Master of Arts (Film and…

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What you will need

You’ll need to be able to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to reading and watching the online course content, participating in group discussions including a weekly video chat session, completing regular writing exercises and working on the development of your own project, ready to pitch it at the end of the course.

Attendance at the two weekend workshops is also mandatory (at the beginning and end of the course).

Weekend workshops are: 22-23 February and 8-9 June.

The course is delivered 75% online, so you will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with camera, sound and a reliable internet connection for the evening Zoom video sessions.

Weekly video chat sessions are held on Monday evenings 7-8:30pm. First chat session is Monday 25 February.

Payment Plan

This course is eligible for a payment plan.

  • 25% to confirm enrolment in the course
  • 25% due 14 days from beginning of course
  • 25% due by the end of week 4 of the course
  • 25% due by the end of week 8 of the course

Industry Certificate: Writing A Web Series Offerings

Sydney

18 Feb 2019 to 10 Jun 2019
2 weekend workshops + weekly online tutes

Early Bird Industry Price:
$3,240

This price is available to all Australian screen and broadcast professionals and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

Early Bird Course Price:
$4,050

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

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Important information

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

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