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Study mode

Full time

Duration

15 months

Start date

03-OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fine Art Screenplay Writing Fashion / Textiles / Clothing (Craft)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MA Screenwriting is an industry-focused screenwriting course that develops writers and script editors for the film, television and radio industries.

MA Screenwriting at London College of Communication is one of the UK’s leading film and TV scripting courses, with a strong reputation in the industry.

Graduates of MA Screenwriting have gone on to win numerous awards, both UK and international, work on major film projects in active development and are writing for a wide range of programmes currently being screened on UK television.

Leading the field, this industry-focused screenwriting course is aimed at developing writers for film, television and/or radio industries. The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the abilities, knowledge and skills you will need for a career in scriptwriting.

What can you expect?

MA Screenwriting introduces you to the foundations of contemporary scriptwriting practice in a theoretical context.

You’ll develop research methodologies that will become the foundation for future practice and analysis.

The course offers you the opportunity to study feature film, television and radio narrative, the development of a script from a short story and research, which lays the foundation for your major project.

You will also complete a collaborative unit that reflects your specialist interests in scriptwriting and related topics, whilst engaging with the need to understand and communicate with the industry you wish to work in.

In the last term of the course, you’ll undertake a major project that allows you to focus on a specialist area of interest that you identified during your previous study.

You will write several drafts of an original screenplay for film or TV or a TV pilot episode(s) with format documents. In addition, you’ll engage in peer-to-peer review and the writing of reader reports.

Modules

Short Film: Process and Practice (40 Credits)
Major Project - Process and Practice (60 Credits)
TV / Film / Radio: Adaptation - Existing Format ? Process and Practice (40 Credits)
Collaborative Unit (20 Credits)
Industry Knowledge, Skills and Methodologies (20 Credits)
Industry Knowledge, Skills and Methodologies (continued)
TV / Film / Radio: Adaptation - Existing Format - Process and Practice (continued)
Major Project - Process and Practice (60 Credits)
Major Project - Process and Practice (continued)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,550

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

23,610

Entry requirements

An applicant will be considered for admission if they have already achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree. It is preferable that you have a previous degree, but it is not essential. We also accept students based on their writing talent and the work they submit during their application.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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