University of Technology Sydney

57142 Writing for the Screen

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Graduate subject – Writing – 400 level


This subject offers postgraduate students the opportunity to develop advanced skills in writing for the screen through developing a short dramatic screenplay. Students develop an idea through industry-accepted stages of development and formats and through workshops. Students gain skills in research, visualisation, structuring, storytelling and character development. Students also improve their ability to read, develop and critique their own work and the work of their colleagues.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus,
Spring session, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.