WA Screen Academy

The Western Australian Screen Academy, situated within the School of Communications and Arts, is a one-year (three semester) intensive program in digital production for the small screen. It provides carefully selected students with industry-level skills, a showreel of production work and a strong analytical and theoretical foundation relating to television and associated new media applications.

A unique feature of our program is its close collaboration with The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Acting, Production and Design departments and Music Composition programs.

We accept a small number of students in the following areas of specialisation: Producing/Production Management, Directing, Screenwriting, Editing, Sound and Cinematography.

On completion of the course you will have an impressive personal portfolio comprising of short films, magazine/lifestyles shows, documentaries, corporate and promotional films and studio multicam drama. Production work is taught and mentored by industry professionals.

The WA Screen Academy operates from a Production Office equipped with the latest Mac computers with specific software including Movie Magic Scheduling, Final Draft and Final Cut Studio. There are also viewing facilities, telephones, a conference/plotting area and staff offices.

Our students have access to exclusive equipment ideal for professional field capture. There are multiple, fully equipped film and sound edit suites packed with up-to-date software. Our film and television studios are modeled on the professional industry environment. Plus all of our end of year screenings are shown to a public audience at Luna Cinemas, which complements the quality of work that our student produce. If you would like to know more, visit our facilities web page.

The program runs over a period of 40 weeks from mid-February to late-November. Admission is by portfolio or showreel and interview.