Masters Programs in Screenwriting

Compare 8 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 Fine Arts - Playwriting

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

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

The theatrical landscape is constantly being molded 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 Arts degree in Playwriting, at The Lir Academy, we offer every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each written play 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.... [-]


Professional Master In Screenplay For Cinema, Tv, Advertising

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

We teach cinema and technology at your service without losing its purest essence: THE ART OF STORYTELLING. [+]

Beginning February 6, 2017 Objective: This master's degree aims to train a new generation of screenwriters through study and continued practice. The student will work in the development of scripts developing his versatility, creativity, film culture and enhancing the critical spirit so that they are able to translate their ideas into a realistic and duly structured script to be produced. Once the Master is finished, the students will have a coil and a short round (group).

If you are looking for a complete practical and theoretical training in the world of screenwriters, this course will equip you with the necessary technical and narrative tools to become a great Screenwriter.

To whom it is directed: To students of Cinema, Filología, Audiovisuales, as well as those people with basic knowledge of cinema who have interest to specialize in the area of ​​Screenplay for Cinema, TV, Advertising, Videogames and Documentaries.... [-]


Master Of Specialization In Screenplay For Cinema, Tv, Advertising

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Barcelona

We teach cinema and technology at your service without losing its purest essence: THE ART OF STORYTELLING. [+]

Beginning February 6, 2017 Objective: This master aims to specialize students in the techniques of creating scripts for cinema, TV, advertising, documentaries, video games, etc. Developing their professional profile with versatility and creativity. The student will gain extensive experience in the production of realistic and quality scripts.

If you are looking for a complete practical and theoretical training in the world of Film Management, this course will equip you with the necessary technical and narrative tools to become a great Film Director.

The student will also learn the art of pitching: being able to present and defend his project by developing a dossier and a verbal and visual presentation to get to produce and / or finance his ideas and become known as a screenwriter. The student will be familiar with the Business Development Plan so that his audiovisual projects can be carried out successfully, from the standpoint of the strategy of dissemination, financing, development, production, marketing and sales.... [-]


Master's Degree Specializing In Script For Cinema, Tv, Advertising

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Barcelona

We teach cinema and technology at your service without losing its purest essence: THE ART OF STORYTELLING. [+]

Beginning February 6, 2017 Objective: In this master's degree, the student will be trained as a professional scriptwriter through continuous practice, acquiring extensive experience in scripting. As a specialized scriptwriter, he will be completely versatile, creative, with a broad cinematic culture and with a great critical spirit being able to translate his ideas into a realistic and properly structured script to be produced.

The student will also learn the art of pitching: being able to present and defend his project by developing a dossier and a verbal and visual presentation to get to produce and / or finance his ideas and become known as a screenwriter. The student will be familiar with the Business Development Plan so that his audiovisual projects can be carried out successfully, from the standpoint of the strategy of dissemination, financing, development, production, marketing and sales.... [-]


Master In Fiction Script For Film And Tv

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Part time 1 year September 2018 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).... [-]


Specializing Master in International Screenwriting and Production

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 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... [+]

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.... [-]


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... [-]


Master in Producing

American Film Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]