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Screenwriting for Film: Online

Behind the scenes of 'The Greenhouse' | Directed by Thomas Wilson-White | Photo: Nick Prokop

Become a screenwriter

Streamline your screenwriting process with this 100% online course that focuses on concept, structure, story and character. By the end of ten weeks, you will have developed your story idea using the traditional three-act structure and be ready to write your script.

Groundwork

Learn about the extensive groundwork you need to do before you start writing, and how to apply those skills to your own screenplay idea

Story skills

Develop your skills to focus on concept, structure, story, character and the interplay between them

Analyse

Learn how to watch films with a screenwriter’s eye, so you can analyse why they work

Meet Your Tutors

Anne Brooksbank

Anne Brooksbank is a screenwriter with six AWGIES and an AFI Award to her credit. She was one of the…

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What you will need

You will not need any prior screenwriting experience, however there is a large workload and you will need to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to:

  • Two 90 minute online text-based chat sessions (for the first eight weeks). All chat sessions are recorded and transcripts available once the session has finished.
  • Reading screenplays
  • Watching films
  • Self-directed learning
  • Written assignments for lecturer feedback

You should begin this course with the germ of an idea for a genre-based screenplay. This course is not appropriate for an adaptation of an existing literary work.

To participate in this course you must have an internet connection (broadband wired OR wireless 3G or 4G/LTE), Google Chrome, and the ability to enable cookies within your web browser.

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

Screenwriting For Film: Online Offerings

Online

20 Jul 2020 to 27 Sep 2020
Enrolments close Mon 13 July. 10 weeks with text chat sessions Mon & Wed 7pm-8:30pm AEST, first chat session MON 20 JULY.

Early Bird Industry Price:
$900

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

Early Bird Course Price:
$1,125

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

Online

For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.

14 Sep 2020 to 22 Nov 2020
Enrolments close Mon 7 Sept. 10 weeks with text chat sessions Tue & Thu 7pm-8:30pm AEST, first chat session TUE 15 SEPT.

Early Bird Industry Price:
$900

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

Early Bird Course Price:
$1,125

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

Online

For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.

12 Oct 2020 to 20 Dec 2020
Enrolments close Mon 5 Oct. 10 weeks with text chat sessions Mon & Wed 7pm-8:30pm AEDT, first chat session MON 12 OCT.

Early Bird Industry Price:
$900

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

Early Bird Course Price:
$1,125

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

Online

For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.

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.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.