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

Study Writing for Live Performance

The Master of Theatre (Writing) 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.

Master of Theatre (Writing)

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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