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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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American Film Institute

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)

The Master in International Screenwriting and Production is a graduate program that aims at creating professional scriptwriters, story editors, and producers, providing t ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona  + 3 More
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Victorian College of the Arts

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 und ... [+]

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 are maintained throughout. In this semester, students also learn about the Australian and international screenwriting landscape, concluding the course with the Business of... [-]

Australia Melbourne
January 2020
Full-time
18 months
Campus
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Is writing your passion? Do you have an enormous amount of stories to tell? Then this degree program is just the thing for you. We will help you to craft characters and c ... [+]

Is writing your passion? Do you have an enormous amount of stories to tell? Then this degree program is just the thing for you. We will help you to craft characters and compelling stories.

Screenwritting is a three-year follow-up Master's program taught in English for graduate students who already received a BA degree in Cinema or another field.

The students are selected for the program based on the evaluation of their talents and necessary skills level. The intentionally low number of students guarantees a personalized approach to every single student.

The core of the program is the intimate mentor-led workshop providing small groups of students (six or less) intensive hands-on and one-on-one guidance on how to transform a creative idea into a functional screenplay.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Flexible Learning with Falmouth University

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry know-how, professional skills and experience of collaborative working that the ever-changing indust ... [+]

An online course with optional face-to-face workshops.

Early bird discount up to £1,000.

Overview

The course is designed to equip you with the writing and professional skills, industry know-how and experience of collaborative working, to meet the demands of a constantly evolving industry. It aims to create quick-thinking and adaptable graduates who stand out from the crowd and understand what it takes to work across different screen industries.

Flexible in nature, the course allows you to either develop your portfolio across different platforms or focus on the genres and mediums of interest to you. The course is delivered using a combination of live briefs, independent research and collaborative projects.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Ives
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Full-time
2 years
Online
Tampere University Of Applied Sciences

This degree programme is for students who have a devotion to writing for film and television. The Master’s Degree Programme in Screenwriting focuses on developing and pro ... [+]

Develop your writing for film and television

This degree programme is for students who have a devotion to writing for film and television. The Master’s Degree Programme in Screenwriting focuses on developing and processing innovative film scripts.

This mid-career Master’s degree requires 3 years of work experience after Bachelor’s.

The studies cover all the phases of the screenwriting process. The programme is hands-on and workshop-oriented. Classes are based on students’ own material as a work-in-progress. A reflective and critical approach is practised throughout the programme.

You will be supported to work alongside studies by using an online environment and distance education practices. Links to the global film and TV industry provide opportunities to network with key people and to have feedback on your work.... [-]

Finland Tampere
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Oslo - Faculty of Humanities

Screen Cultures lets you study how screens affect our understanding of the world, through the different screens of the cinema, television, computer and smartphone, their ... [+]

LOUDER THAN BOMBS (JOACHIM TRIER, 2015)

Why choose this program?

Screen Cultures lets you study how screens affect our understanding of the world, through the different screens of the cinema, television, computer and smartphone, their films, series, games, and social media.

As a Screen Cultures master student, you will acquire screen literacy. Since screen edges have become the edges of what we know, our central research question then, is: “How do the distinct qualities of screens and the conditions of viewing they afford, affect our understanding of the world?” Screen Cultures examines the screens that provide and prohibit access to our global realities and affect all aspects of our everyday lives. And our objective and vision are to challenge and ultimately change the way we view screens.... [-]

Norway Oslo
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus