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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

11-OCT-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Screenplay Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

KEY FACTS

One-year full-time postgraduate course
For students who want to develop writing skills for creative screen industries
Build an impressive portfolio which includes a short film script, treatments for genre feature film, pilot screenplay for TV series or mini-series, two industry-standard script reports, synopses, outlines, project pitches and a long form Master’s Project script (feature or TV)

WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

The MA Screenwriting course equips you with professional skills to develop your own voice and produce marketable and commercially successful scripts for film, television and web series. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project for an external client.

Practical. Work with professional actors who will perform your script in front of you, pitch your script to a panel of industry experts at the end of each key module, and receive professional script development support from leading UK film and TV production companies
Comprehensive. Learn about writing for different platforms: film, television, web, radio and games
Industry awareness. Learn from award-winning tutors and guest speakers with extensive professional experience as writers, directors, producers, showrunners and script developers for film, TV, radio, gaming and online
Career-focused. Write a script for an external client while working together with other MA students on an industry-integrated project. Receive real-life screenwriting experience and improve your communication, teamworking and pitching skills.

CAREERS

From the very first day at MetFilm School, we teach our students to network and pitch to the industry. The MetFilm Futures team help our talented and bright students secure creative jobs in leading companies across the globe.

Our graduates work across the industry as VFX Artists, Directors, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, On-Air Producers, Campaign Managers and many more besides. Below are just some of the companies they’ve gone onto work for.

Modules

You will explore various screenwriting platforms and how the content and commissioning process varies across film, television, radio and online platforms. Topics covered will include formatting structures, narrative design, the development process for various platforms, and what screenwriters need to know about the range of visual formats available to them. You will also have an opportunity to develop a TV Pilot Script.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time the programme begins. A 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent. Students with a degree below a 2:1 equivalent are still able to apply. They will need to submit the following in addition to support their application. A compulsory academic essay (750 – 1000 words). Applicants without a 2.1 degree, but possessing relevant work experience, can still apply and need to submit the following: A compulsory academic essay (750-1000 words); a professional industry reference; A professional CV. Candidates with no degree and no filmmaking experience do not currently meet entry criteria.