Writing

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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On Open House Weekend, you can be among the first to see our landmark exhibition First Commissions in the Martyn Myer Arena, after a successful launch in Florence. The exhibition features 30 of the University of Melbourne’s most exciting emerging artists, who have interpreted briefs inspired by worl...

The Stables Studios: Artist-Led Tours

Sunday 28 Jul 2019 at 11:00am
corner of Grant and Dodd Streets
Open to the public for the very first time at Open House Melbourne 2019, following a multimillion-dollar makeover, the former Victoria Police Mounted Branch Stables have been reimagined as a best-in-class facility for learning and creative collaboration. Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects, ...

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