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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.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The Importance of Rewriting and How to Do It - Core
Writing the Feature Film - Core
Ongoing Narrative - Core
The Third Act - Core
Discovering the Screen as a Writer - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed.

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 Additional information: IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each component) Pearson requirements: 58-64 RPL is accepted on this programme Candidates that are short listed for the course are offered an interview to discuss the programme If you have any specific queries, please contact

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) 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...more

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