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Dr. Pieter Aquilia

Discipline Lead Creative Projects

Dr. Pieter Aquilia is a scriptwriter, script editor and director, who has combined her creative practice with a career in academia. Following a 7-year tenure as Head of Screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Pia now leads the core Creative Project Development subjects within the Master of Screen Business (MASB). She is adjunct Associate Professor at the Swinburne Film School, and formerly an Associate Dean and Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Pieter completed her Doctor of Creative Arts at University of Technology Sydney in 2000, her creative artefact was shortlisted for the Vogel Award. She continued to be a writer for international television, winning an Asian Television nomination for Best Drama, including the acclaimed Heartbreak High and Water Rats. Her industry research publications cover International Television Drama, the Globalization of Screen Education, Ethnic and Gender Representation on Screen, and the Media in Asia.