C6125 - Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

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Plan: C6125 - Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting
Qualification national code: 10308NAT
Nominal hours: 1175
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years
Location: Onshore / City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting provides specialist training in writing for film, television and digital media. This industry-focussed program encourages you to develop your own creative strengths as a screenwriter and script editor, while developing your awareness and knowledge of the professional context in which you will be working. This includes learning about the make-up of local and international industries, professional practice, entry-points into the industry and career management. The program aims to maximise your opportunity for employment by providing you with broad, transferable screenwriting and editing skills and with specialised knowledge in your specific areas of interest. As a student in this program you are trained to write across a range of genres and for different audiences. Areas of specialisation include feature film, documentary, television drama, television comedy, children’s television and interactive online drama

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

If you are a graduate of the Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting and you are applying for these programs, Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing), Bachelor of Communication (Media), you may be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed.

Articulation into the Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) BP257
If you complete the Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting with a GPA of 3.5 (75-79) and wish to articulate into the Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) BP257, you are guaranteed entry into the program and will be granted a total exemption of 144 credit points.

If you complete the Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting, and achieve a GPA of less than 3.5 (75-79), you may still apply and may be eligible to claim credit for some courses.

Articulation into the Bachelor of Communication (Media) BP221

If you complete the Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting with a GPA of 3 (70 - 79) and wish to articulate into the Bachelor of Communication (Media) BP221, you are guaranteed entry into the program and will be granted a total exemption of 96 credit points.
If you complete the Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting, and achieve a GPA of less than 3 (70 - 79), you may still apply and are guaranteed an interview.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program, upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements: 

There are no minimum requirements.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites

Selection tasks: 

All applicants (VTAC and direct) must complete and submit a pre-selection kit. Applicants may be required to be interviewed, either in person or via phone/skype.

Please refer to the VTAC guide for additional information.

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External accreditation and industry links


In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in screenwriting. This program has strong industry support from a wide range of organisations, association and production companies, including Screen Australia, Film Victoria, the Australian Writers’ Guild, Endemol Australia, FremantleMedia Australia and a host of member companies of Screen Producers Australia.

Many of these companies and associations provide employment opportunities for students during cooperative education and all course delivery and assessment is informed by industry through the Program Advisory Committee. The teachers in the Screenwriting program are all industry practitioners, specialising in different areas of screenwriting and you will also have the opportunity to further your understanding of current industry trends and work practices by completing an industry placement.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

*transition to tertiary study and learning
*study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
*enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form
of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
*career development and employment
*living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
*opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
*opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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