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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Screenplay Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MA in Screenwriting from LJMU invites you to explore the creative potential of narrative constructions, character observations and dialogue aesthetics.

  • Learn from highly respected academics with extensive and current practical industry experience
  • Hone your craft in the Liverpool Screen School, a highly respected provider in creative writing education and training
  • Benefit from Liverpool's reputation as an important hub for film, television and independent production
  • Enjoy the Screen School's significant links with the screenwriting industry locally and nationally
  • Experience guest lectures and practical workshops from visiting industry professionals

Through practice, application of theory and an awareness of the professional world, this course will encourage you to develop an original voice, pursue challenging and innovative methods of storytelling, engage in research and development, and view your work in the context of the marketplace. Sessions include lectures, screenings, practical exercises, workshops, specialist visiting lectures and field trips.

The course emphasises the development of practical screenwriting skills and the production of a portfolio of work, developed to the highest professional standards. You will gain an understanding of professional practice, pitching and marketing screenplays and learn to critically analyse films and screen texts.

Modules

This module aims to introduce you to the concepts behind writing something that has an ongoing narrative. It helps you to create a dynamic world for stories to occur in engaging, complex characters; enables you to develop the ability to sell an idea to others; helps you to create work and stories in a group setting across a vast range of different dramatic proprieties; helps you to outline a feature length work, using narrative theory such as the Hero?s Journey and Three Act Structure.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£7,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:1 in Media Production, Drama, Journalism, English, or a related degree.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool Business School The...more

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