Course Details


Graduate Certificate

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Course Location

Australian Capital Territory

Course Starts

Jul 29, 2024


1.0 year

University of Canberra

Graduate Certificate in Screen Development


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Write your story

Get in front of influential producers and screenwriters and gain unrivalled access to the industry with a Graduate Certificate in Screen Development. Learn how to ideate, refine, and develop your creative ideas into scripts. Gain tailored advice and mentoring throughout critical stages in the writing process from screen industry experts. Finish the course with a high-quality screenplay that you’ll have the chance to pitch to actual industry professionals.
Upon graduation from the Graduate Certificate in Screen Development, you’ll have a well-rounded understanding of the film industry, including the creative process, how screenwriters fit into the bigger picture and how to work alongside producers, directors, key creatives, and distributors.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Screen Development at UC and you will:

  • Ideate and refine your creative ideas and be guided to develop those ideas into scripts
  • Gain realistic insights into the industry
  • Communicate, position and strategically pitch story ideas
  • Learn to identify the qualities of a market-ready project
  • Critique and reflect on your own creative work and that of your peers.

Work Integrated Learning

Workshop your ideas with peers, engage in round table discussions and pitch fests while nurturing your screen writing ambitions. Thanks to our partnership with Screen Canberra, you’ll develop your creative ideas with the support and guidance of top producers and industry experts.

Career opportunities

  • Freelance scriptwriter
  • Development assistant
  • Script coordinator
  • Adapting books for the screen
  • Working in a writers’ room
  • Being a creative within a production company
  • Writing outlines and treatments

Course-specific information

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Screen Development, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution.
Designed as part of a nested series, you can choose to continue studying the Master of Creative Industries simply by adding on additional units of study.
For more information, visit University of Canberra
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