VCA Writing is closely connected to two other artistic disciplines: Film and Television and Theatre.

Study Writing for Performance

Writing for Performance is a graduate coursework program in the Theatre discipline that is focused on developing the skills and emerging aesthetic of the individual and collaborative writer for diverse forms of contemporary performance.

Our Graduate researchers can also choose for their creative projects in the Master of Fine Arts, focused on the creation of new written works.

Master of Writing for Performance

Study Screenwriting

This specialisation is for those who have a desire to tell audience-driven stories using a visual medium.

At undergraduate level it covers areas such as cinematic and television writing, adaptation, writing for the youth market and writing for games and the web. At graduate-level the program is dedicated solely to developing screenwriters of longer form feature film or television writing.

Writing Courses

I’ll never forget the moment I handed in my final pilot script – the bible for my television show. I could finally take a breath and pat myself on the back because I had created something from scratch and I was proud of it. There’s an incredible sense of satisfaction and achievement when you realise a completely fictional world.

Rachel Alford
Master of Screenwriting student
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VCA Events

VCA ART GRAD.SHOW.2019 Exhibition

Thursday 5 Dec 2019 - Sunday 15 Dec 2019
Student Gallery
This year, for the first time ever, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) will showcase the work of all our graduating Art students in one spectacular event. Already one of Melbourne’s landmark cultural events, the 2019 VCA Art Exhibition will be bigger and better than ever before – celebrating our un...

Film and Television Graduate Screenings 2019

Sunday 15 Dec 2019 at 6:30pm
113 Swanston Street
The Victorian College of the Arts film screening season is your first chance to see short films from Australia’s best emerging filmmakers before their release to the international film festival circuit. Full program and tickets available from ACMI in late November.


Luke Devenish: how screenwriting pulses through The Heart of the Ritz

14 November 2019
Luke Devenish is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and lecturer who currently teaches Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts. So how do all of those skills comb...

Meet Danni Zhang, Screenwriting student at the University of Melbourne

17 September 2019
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) student Danni Zhang talks about her run-in with Mr. Feminism, and what excites her about a career in screenwriting....

Meet Rachael Alford, Master of Screenwriting graduate, University of Melbourne

20 February 2019
An actor and writer, Rachael Alford recently graduated from the Master of Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts. Here, she talks about her approach to work, her p...