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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

  • Diploma

Hone your writing skills to become a professional screenwriter, editor or script developer.

Key details

Degree Type
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Are you ready to enter the screenwriting profession? The Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting provides specialist training in writing for film, television and digital media across all genres. While encouraging you to develop your creative strengths, it exposes you to the professional screenwriting environment including the structure of local and international industries, professional practice and career management.

RMIT is the place to study for screenwriters wanting to break into the industry. It is also the place where filmmakers and production companies look for trained, talented and creative new writers.

All lecturers are industry experienced and are actively involved in writing, production or media. Guest speakers from industry share their knowledge and experience, and all students have the opportunity to work with mentors from leading media companies and on all types of productions.

Graduates can expect to work in diverse roles, ranging from screenwriters or editors to script developers in digital media or advertising.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

The need for professional writers has increased since the growth of new TV channels, the expansion of the film industry in Australia and the increase in number of independent production companies. Many of our graduates find employment with established companies but many also undertake freelance work.

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a screenwriter, editor, online writer/editor, research assistant, story editors, script editors, writers/producers, copywriters, script developers (in digital media and advertising), screenwriting teachers/tutors and script assessors.

Credit for prior study or work

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Find out if you might be eligible.