CUA60415 Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art is pleased to announce a new course in Scriptwriting for 2018!
Script writers develop a range of creative products: plays, screenplays, TV and radio commercials, web series, short films and more. Without writers, none of these important cultural products would exist.
In this course you can refine your scriptwriting skills under the tutelage of experienced industry professionals. You will have opportunity to work on small and large writing projects, and have access to actors and directors to help develop your work, while cultivating your creative instincts. You'll also learn how to write scripts in a team, as well as on your own.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for:
This course will be offered over two years, part-time.
If you would prefer full-time study, please express your interest in this through the application form. If there are sufficient numbers of interested students we will consider this option.
WHAT DO I STUDY?
You will develop your writing skills through the units of study below, with a focus on theatre, film, television and radio. Scriptwriting skills have application in a range of professional contexts, including marketing, advertising and communications. Importantly, you will learn not only how to write scripts on your own, but how to write in a team (as is the practice in the television 'writer's room', devised theatrical works, and other related contexts.)
CUAWRT601 Write scripts
CUAWRT602 Edit Scripts
CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments
BSBCRT601 Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity
PAATHE501 Explore theatricality
CUAPPR605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements
CUADES601 Design innovative products
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice
CUAPPR602 Collaborate in professional creative projects
CUARES502 Critique cultural works
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR604 Publicly present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR606 Extend expertise in a specialised art form to a professional level
HOW DO I APPLY?
The process for application is as follows: fill out the online application form on this page, submit your writing samples, and attend an interview.
You must submit two writing samples - one of your own choice (it can be in any form - script, poem, blog post, essay, short story etc) and one based on the writing prompt below.
Use the following to inspire ten lines of dialogue. You do not need to write a complete script with a beginning, middle and end; just a quick interaction between the two characters.
After we receive your application, we'll contact you for an interview.
This course runs on-campus at Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art.
ARE THERE STUDENT LOANS FOR THIS COURSE?
AFTER I COMPLETE THIS COURSE, WHAT'S NEXT FOR ME?
People with scriptwriting skills are sought after in the advertising and marketing industry, in arts and entertainment, communications, and even in politics.
Scriptwriters can pitch their ideas to production houses, or apply for grants and competitions for further development or final production of their story concepts. Some scriptwriters gain staff positions on particular TV shows or series, or may work as freelancers, writing documentary scripts, voiceover scripts and commercials, for instance. New media forms increasingly present new opportunities for writers, too.
Actors and directors with scriptwriting skills may be able to write and act in, or write and direct, their own projects, from short films and theatre pieces, through to full-length works.
Armed with the skills and knowledge that this course provides, you may be able to apply your skills to any of these contexts.