Our one-year MA Screenwriting degree is perfect for those, who are looking to pursue screenwriting training embedded in an industry setting, delivered at a postgraduate level. It is an ideal option for aspiring creative writers that not only wish to hone their screenwriting skills but also find a destination for their scripts on the big or small screen.
This course provides you with the resources to prepare for a career in screenwriting with tailored, purposeful guidance and training which will develop your writing craft for film and television. In addition to lectures and seminars dedicated to genre, story, world-building, character, plot and dialogue, you will receive mentorship from scriptwriting professionals to develop feature and television projects. All our tutors and guest speakers are professional screenwriters, agents or producers, and you will be exposed to the realities of the industry, empowering you with a greater understanding of the pathways available to you.
"The best academy for intense courses. Great teachers that are professionals from the industry that give practical lessons. They reward hard work and keep helping people beyond the course. Couldn't be more grateful and proud to be one of their students" Alice Rosso, award-winning screenwriter and LFA Screenwriting Diploma graduate
MA Screenwriting Key Features
Intensive and in-depth practical training in the craft of screenwriting
Development of a substantial writing portfolio - a feature film script and television script and bible
Training on the evolving landscape of storytelling platforms
Workshopping your scripts with professional directors and actors
Direct access to the industry with an expenses-paid trip to a leading UK film festival
Development of pitching technique and other important soft skills
Training and mentoring by practising film & TV industry tutors and guest speakers
Masterclasses and Q&As with prominent filmmakers
Advanced critical thinking to inform your screenwriting practice
Excellent tutor-to-student ratios
Final Draft license or equivalent
Focus on future screenwriting career and employability
Are you ready to push your screenwriting ability?
We're looking for creative individuals who can demonstrate a strong instinct for the grammar of visual storytelling, as well as show a passion for a professional career in screenwriting. You must be self-motivated, thrive in a collaborative environment and be willing to challenge your perceptions of the landscape of film.
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LFA is a registered higher education provider with the Office for Students (OfS) and listed on their Register, meaning that we meet the OfS requirements for academic standards, course quality, student support, and student protection.
This course is subject to validation by the University of Derby. As a partner student, you will be granted access to the University’s online learning environment ‘University of Derby Online (UDo)’ where you will be able to access programme resources related to your programme, the University’s library and your grades.