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 The Town

Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 - Friday 20 Sep 2019
Performing Arts Building
On the Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show’s celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including ‘Come...

On The Town

Saturday 21 Sep 2019 at 2:00pm
Performing Arts Building
On the Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show’s celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including ‘Come...

Conscious Intuition: Diena Georgetti & Eugene Carchesio Exhibition

Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 - Saturday 21 Sep 2019
40 Dodds Street
Conscious intuition presents new sculptures by Brisbane-based Eugene Carchesio and new paintings by Melbourne-based Diena Georgetti. Since they emerged in the 1980s, both highly influential artists have continued to make work that connects contemporary art, art history and human experience in profou...

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Five questions for Danni Zhang, BFA (Screenwriting) student

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 Charby Ibrahim, Master of Film and Television (Documentary) graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts

6 September 2019
From teacher to filmmaker, Master of Film and Television (Documentary) graduate Charby Ibrahim is passionate about social justice. He talks about how he’s trying to push...

VCA Digital Archive: dance on film

21 August 2019
The VCA Digital Archive is a living audiovisual record of student films that date back to 1966. The articles in this series respond thematically to the depth and bre...