Write a Screenplay for a Short Film

Under the instruction of a multi award-winning film writer and producer, this online ten week course guides you through a rigorous concept development process to arrive, via a synopsis and short treatment, at a finished screenplay for a short film.


This online course covers all the essential principles of writing a compelling and successful short film screenplay including: the development of core concepts, themes, style, tone, character, dialogue, plot, story structure and big print. 

Have you wanted to take an idea and turn it into a screenplay for a short film?

Last intake: 21 September 2020

10 weeks Online

Time: 6-8pm Mondays AEST

Taking expressions of interest for next intake

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Accreditation: Statement of Attainment

Unit of Competency: BSBCRT101 Apply critical thinking techniques

Week 1

Research Techniques and Reference Material


Week 2

Core Concepts / Theme / Style / Tone


Week 3

Pitch Core Concept / Theme / Style / Tone


Week 4

Characters / Objectives / Dialogue


Week 5

Structure / Plot / Big Print


Week 6

Short Treatment


Week 7

Short Treatment Review / Synopsis


Week 8

First Draft Screenplay / Editing


Week 9

Second Draft Screenplay / Editing


Week 10

Final Draft Screenplay


Student reviews of this course found here.

Cost :$800 

Duration: 10 x 2hr sessions


Delivery: Online (you must have a device and internet access).