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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VCA Events

Disclosure – Graduate Dance Season

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm
Performing Arts Building
Presented by: Dance and Production An evening of contemporary dance showcasing graduating students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) in new works by Alisdair Macindoe, Larissa McGowan and James O’Hara. Generating the possible in the spaces of the unknown, the continuing and the felt, thes...

VCA ART GRAD.SHOW.2019 Opening

Wednesday 4 Dec 2019 at 6:00pm
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...

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...

News

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...

And action! The VCA Digital Archive opens to the public

28 October 2019
Every VCA graduation film since 1966 is now stored in digital form. A new exhibition at the University of Melbourne showcases this treasure trove for the first time....

Five Questions for Lauren Gould, Master of Production Design for Screen student

17 October 2019
Master of Production Design for Screen student Lauren Gould discusses her career-defining internships in film and television....