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Scriptwriter Courses

Scriptwriters are specialist writers who write scripts for movies, TV programs, online games, streaming shows, and corporate video. They may develop their own original stories, transform existing books and novels into scripts, or work to a project brief. Some scriptwriters work in the corporate sector, creating scripts for marketing, sales, and training videos.

As a Scriptwriter you could be brainstorming themes and ideas for a promotional video with the marketing department, carrying out background research to support character development in an online game, preparing a synopsis of your new screenplay to pitch to a television network, writing a scene, proofreading and editing your work, collaborating with the video production team, attending a networking event with agents and producers, or just watching an award winning TV series for some inspiration.

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Popular Scriptwriter Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Scriptwriter. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Scriptwriters earn?

There are no clear salary figures for Scriptwriters in Australia at this time. Increase your earning capacity by undertaking a bachelor’s or master’s degree in creative writing, media communications, and screenwriting.

What are the job opportunities for Scriptwriters?

There are no clear employment figures for Scriptwriters working in Australia right now. They are employed by film companies, game developers, and television networks but there are emerging opportunities in the corporate sector for Scriptwriters. Many scriptwriters work freelance.

How do I become a Scriptwriter?

Scriptwriters are master storytellers and writers, but they also have the ability to collaborate with screen actors, producers, directors, and project managers. You can begin building a portfolio of skills with VET qualifications from the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. Try the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing (Scriptwriting) and Diploma of Screen and Media (Film and Television).

If you are scriptwriting for film, television, and gaming, most production companies will expect you to have a bachelor’s degree. Some excellent choices include the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting), Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production, Bachelor of Communications and Media (Film and Screen Production), and Master of Arts Screen: Screenwriting. If you are keen to divert your skills towards social media and corporate projects, you should consider a business major in digital marketing.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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Here are some potential career pathways within journalism and writing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.