Course Title: Work professionally in the creative arts industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Work professionally in the creative arts industry

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Important Information:

This course will be delivered through face-to-face classes, interaction with industry mentors, and the learning support material and resources in Canvas.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will help you to market yourself as a screenwriting professional. You will research the wider screenwriting industry to source a work placement in an area that interests you (your placement may carried out at any time across the year, and may consist of one or a number of different placement opportunities). You will also learn the skills to sustain yourself and your writing projects, and assist in marketing the RMIT Screenwriting program to the wider creative community.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enrolment in this core course at RMIT requires you to have completed all first year courses.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAIND601 Work professionally in the creative arts industry


1. Implement strategies to find work

2. Respond to work opportunities

3. Show initiative in the work environment

4. Establish and maintain industry networks

Learning Outcomes

You will have developed a strategy to market yourself and your writing projects in order to arrange a placement, always with a view to enhancing your writing career prospects in the future.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises and through the application of learned skills and insights to industry research, the completion of an industry placement and the development of work placement documentation.