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Writers Room Intensive

Work in a Writers Room

In this five-day intensive course, you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to collaborate effectively in a writers’ room.

Writers’ rooms have become an increasingly essential component of contemporary series and long-form screen production. This course is specifically designed to provide writers with insight into the functioning of these rooms, fostering an understanding of the key skills required for productive collaboration. Through hands-on learning, participants will engage in activities covering ideation, storylining/plotting, note-taking, drafting, and feedback.

Manage working in a writers’ room; adopting methods suitable for a range of formats and genres

Apply skills in problem-solving and team management to realise a shared vision

Develop storylining and plotting skills in a collaborative environment

Is the Writers Room Intensive right for you?

This course requires an understanding of screenwriting & storytelling fundamentals and a background or some experience in the screen industry, particularly producing or screen business, is also advantageous.

If you are looking to take the next step in your career in scripted content creation and development, this course will guide you to stepping into a writers’ room with confidence.


If you do not yet have some screenwriting understanding or experience to start with you may like to consider Intro to Screenwriting or Writing A TV Series.

Other supplementary or alternative courses of interest may be Screenwriting for Film or Intro to Producing & Screen Business.

Meet Your Tutors

Dr. Pieter Aquilia

Dr. Pieter Aquilia is a scriptwriter, script editor and director, who has combined her creative practice with a career in…

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Susan Bower

Susan Bower is a passionate storyteller who works as a writer, script editor, development team member, script producer, show runner,…

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Writers Room Intensive Offerings


24 Jun 2024 to 28 Jun 2024

Mon - Fri, 9:30am-5pm

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price including the early bird discount, as it is currently more than 14 days from commencement of the course.

Building 130, The Entertainment QuarterMoore Park NSW 2021

For more information please email shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877 or to register for future offerings click here


Register your interest to stay up-to-date on future offerings, application or enrolment dates, and more information on this course.


This course is for students aged 18+ only.

If a student 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 penalty.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled by AFTRS prior to commencement a 100% refund or credit note of the course fees paid will be provided.

Should AFTRS need to cancel a course after commencement, but before its completion, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule. If rescheduling is not feasible, it is at AFTRS’ sole discretion to issue either full or partial credit notes depending on the circumstances.

AFTRS will make every effort to ensure the scheduled run of any course.

If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with AFTRS that the course is confirmed before you make your travel bookings. This decision is dependent on course enrolments meeting minimum numbers. AFTRS is not liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred through course cancellation at any time for any reason.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds here.