Masters Programs in Screenwriting

Compare 6 Masters Programs in Screenwriting

Screenwriting

A masters degree in screenwriting is a program that is ideal for students who have a passion for writing audience-engaging stories that are meant for visual medium and for people who wish to pursue a career as professional screen writers. Getting an admission into the program, in most universities, requires the student to have a related bachelors degree.

A masters degree in screenwriting may require a student to have the following to perform well in the program; a passion for writing, a willingness to persevere long and hard working hours and patience when criticism requires you to rewrite your work over and over again.

Writing screenplays is essentially the product of any screen writing exercise. The screen plays also happen to be the blue prints for movies. A career as a screenwriter will need one to rub shoulders with cinematographers, actors, directors and editors all the time because a screen play is considered incomplete until it is produced. Fundamentals for film production also come as part of the package for a masters degree in screenwriting.

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Master in Producing

American Film Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority. [+]

Masters in Screenwriting. Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority. First year Fellows produce three narrative projects in collaboration with Fellows from other disciplines. They participate with their teams in both creative and production meetings, during which their individual projects are discussed and developed. Producing Fellows also attend weekly workshops and seminars where they learn about the producer's role and responsibilities in the filmmaking process. In the second year, producers team with Fellows in other disciplines to create a short narrative thesis production. Additionally, they are required to develop a feature film or television project as an integral component of their individual thesis portfolio. Producing Fellows also engage in a series of workshops and seminars on all aspects of creative entrepreneurial producing. First Year Curriculum PRN 510: Introduction to Cycle Production – Boot Camp PRN 511: Cycle Production I PRN 512: Cycle Production II & III PRN 521 & 522: Narrative Workshop and Analysis PRN 532: First Year Development Workshop (Second Term) (1 Credit Hour Total) PRO 511 & 512: Producing Workshop PRO 511.1: Producing Workshop (Development) PRO 521: The Art and Craft of Producing: Line Producing/Dramatic Analysis PRO 522: The Art and Craft of Producing: Part 1 – Creative Producing; Part 2 – Understanding Editing for Creative Producing CON 511 & 512: Master Seminars CON 521 & 522: American Approaches to Film PRO 531: Acting Techniques For Producers Pro 532:... [-]

Master In Fiction Script For Film And Tv

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca

The Master of fiction script for film and television is the most prestigious graduate Spain in its specialty, for the formation of writers for film and TV. [+]

Program Description The Master of fiction script for film and television is the Spain's most prestigious graduate in his field, for the formation of film and TV writers for. Its commitment to the professional world allows you to bring to their classrooms to more than 40 leading industry professionals: scriptwriters, directors and executive producers of film and television. In addition to the team of professors from the Faculty of Communication at the UPSA leading the project, the master has the best university teachers and researchers specializing in the field of film and television narrative (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos University Pompeu Fabra). Their collaboration half dozen publications specialized in the craft of screenwriting and various research papers have emerged. It maintains a close relationship with the professionals responsible for the fiction and entertainment of the major television networks (TVE, Telecinco, Cuatro, laSexta, Antena 3, Canal +) and the most important audiovisual producers (Globomedia, Competition productions, Bamboo productions, Telecinco Cinema, Rebellion Land, Mediator). The recognition of the quality of the master shown by the film industry and TV, and the prominent place in the university field of audiovisual communication, make him the best choice graduate specialty. GOALS Form writers to work on writing feature films Form writers, creators and executive producers to work in fiction series and entertainment programs on television professional profiles Scriptwriter TV Writer Executive producer Responsible for fiction in chains and producers CURRICULUM The course is divided into two modules (Film and Television) who can... [-]

Course in Academy Preparation Program (APP)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. [+]

Masters in Screenwriting. Would you like to become a filmmaker, but you are still not definitively decided in what capacity? Would you like become a photographer? The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for MA studies in a particular discipline. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The one-year Academy Preparation Program (APP) at FAMU International aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the cinematic/photographic endeavour on both a practical and theoretical level. Filmmaking hands-on program includes a large variety of practical student projects and exercises in formats from HDV, HDSLR to 16mm and 35mm. There is also practical work within a TV studio environment. Shooting is designed for locations as well as in studios. Photography students gain the skills within Photography department. Projects are specifically designed for the program curriculum and are supervised by FAMU faculty and mentors. The production of all mandatory practical exercises and final film is included in the price of tuition. Students enrolled in the one year Academy Program create their own study plan based on a combination of required – compulsory – courses, optional courses, electives, workshops and projects within their selected Major Concentrations. All courses, seminars and workshops award credits under the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Teachers and mentors in... [-]

MASTER IN FINE ART - PLAYWRITING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

On the Master in Fine Art degree in Playwriting at The Lir Academy we offer every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each play written is the best it can be. [+]

The theatrical landscape is constantly being moulded by theatre makers who are presenting original works or reimagining classics. Critical to this process is new writings and adaptations. On the Master in Fine Art degree in Playwriting at The Lir Academy we offer every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each play written is the best it can be. Modules in contemporary theatre practice, dramaturgy and workshops in writing, are supplemented with one to one training and development, so that each individual student has quality time with playwrights, directors and designers The training culminates with the students writing a full length play whilst being mentored by the Head of Playwriting, Graham Whybrow. Graham brings a wealth of experience to this role including twelve years as Literary Manager of the Royal Court Theatre. The course is designed to complement the existing Master in Fine Theatre Directing and the Master in Fine Art Stage Design incl Lighting Design, Costume Design and Set Design. Students on all three programmes will work together in collaboration, developing a shared understanding of contemporary theatre practice and a collective appreciation of the dedication and commitment required to make innovative performances happen. On completion of this postgraduate degree, you will qualify and graduate from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Application Details THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ENTRY IN 2017 HAS NOW OPENED. In addition to the information required on the online form, you are also required to upload a copy of... [-]

Specializing Master in International Screenwriting and Production

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 more

The Master in International Screenwriting and Production is a graduate program that aims at creating professional scriptwriters, story editors and producers, providing them with a thorough understanding of the audiovisual industry and a strong knowledge of the storytelling techniques, which are the heart of every project of feature film and television series... [+]

Masters in Screenwriting. The Master in International Screenwriting and Production is a graduate program that aims at creating professional scriptwriters, story editors and producers, providing them with a thorough understanding of the audiovisual industry and a strong knowledge of the storytelling techniques, which are the heart of every project of feature film and television series. The MISP is a full-time intensive course, with a maximum enrollment of 42 students. The diploma, issued by Università Cattolica, is recognized as a first level Master’s degree by the Italian Government. Learning Objectives The MISP will allow students to acquire the required knowledge to work in the entertainment industry, both as writers and/or professionals working in production or distribution companies, TV networks, talent agencies or as production assistants. Students will receive a comprehensive and high level training which effectively combines the academic expertise of university professors with the professional know-how of high-ranking professionals with international profiles. Curriculum Screenwriting theory Script analysis and project evaluation Writing techniques for audiovisual products Screenwriting practice: treatments, scenes and dialogues, scripts, pitches. The writing of genres and adaptation. Writing for different formats: comic books, novels, documentaries, entertainment TV shows, advertising, the web, mobile media, and transmedia projects. Screenwriting and production of animation projects. The audiovisual industry Industries and audiences. TV acquisition and programming and film distribution The physical production: pre-production, shooting, post-production, contracts and budgeting. Communication ethics Final Project Three months before the end of theoretical classes, the students will have to choose between one of the following careers:... [-]

Master of Screenwriting

Victorian College of the Arts
Campus Full time 18 months January 2018 Australia Melbourne

The Master of Screenwriting is a practice-based graduate coursework degree taking eighteen months of full-time study. Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, creative writing portfolio and interview. The course is designed for those who have a desire to write audience-engaged stories for a visual medium and for people wishing to work as professional screenwriters. [+]

Master of ScreenwritingThe Master of Screenwriting is a practice-based graduate coursework degree taking eighteen months of full-time study. Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, creative writing portfolio and interview. The course is designed for those who have a desire to write audience-engaged stories for a visual medium and for people wishing to work as professional screenwriters.Semester One of the three semester course is teaching intensive, with students being introduced to many facets of screenwriting.  Students take part in ‘Storytelling Workshops’ which analyse the universal essentials of storytelling. Students also attend lectures, classes and screenings dedicated to the craft of screenwriting and undertake intensive modules focusing on feature film and television writing.Semester Two focuses on writing a first draft of the student’s major project.  Students develop their script with the assistance of script tutorials, feedback from their lecturer and peers and a unique script development hothouse.  During this semester, students also gain skills in giving and receiving creative feedback on their scripts. A first draft feature screenplay, or a TV Bible plus episode(s) of a script, are the expected outcomes after Year One. In Third Semester, students are expected to implement skills they have learned in Year one to focus on redrafting their major project as they head towards a second or third draft of their major script.  Script tutorials plus lecturer and peer feedback is maintained throughout. In this semester, students also learn about the Australian and international screenwriting landscape, concluding the course with the Business... [-]