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24 Masters Programs in 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 requir… Read more

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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Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Falmouth, United Kingdom

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 industry de ... +

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 industry demands. It aims to create graduates that stand out from the crowd, and who understand how to function within a professional environment across different screen industries. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
19 Sep 2022
29 Aug 2022
Online
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

Take your writing to the highest level, and develop clear strategies for professional success. With a combination of expert guidance and peer-group workshopping, we encourage ... +

Take your writing to the highest level, and develop clear strategies for professional success. With a combination of expert guidance and peer-group workshopping, we encourage you to develop your unique voice while meeting the demands of a highly competitive industry. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Edith Cowan University
Mount Lawley, Australia

Provides students with industry-level skills, a show-reel of production work and a strong analytical and theoretical foundation relating to digital screen production. Students ... +

Provides students with industry-level skills, a show-reel of production work and a strong analytical and theoretical foundation relating to digital screen production. Students are able to pursue a major area of specialisation from the following fields: producing, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, sound and editing. Students may also select secondary areas of specialisation. The course offers expert teaching by leading industry practitioners as tutors, mentors and guests. -
Master
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 

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London Film School
London, United Kingdom +1 More

An intensive one-year programme with the emphasis on developing the writer's original voice.

An intensive one-year programme with the emphasis on developing the writer's original voice. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
ESCAC - Escuela superior de Cinema y Audivisuales de catalunya
Barcelona, Spain

The Master in Guón facilitates the knowledge to devise, develop and write film scripts and other audiovisual formats.

The Master in Guón facilitates the knowledge to devise, develop and write film scripts and other audiovisual formats. -
Master
Full-time
9 months
Spanish
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

Emerson’s low-residency Writing for Film and Television MFA teaches you to write for film, television, and other emergent forms of media across multiple genres. Build a profes ... +

Emerson’s low-residency Writing for Film and Television MFA teaches you to write for film, television, and other emergent forms of media across multiple genres. Build a professional-caliber writing portfolio with original feature, pilot, and short screenplay samples. Our faculty consists of filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, and theorists who will mentor and guide you through your online courses. Each semester begins with a six-day residency on our Boston or Los Angeles campus, where you'll participate in workshops, screenings, lectures, and a Master Class with a guest lecturer. Previous lecturers have included Krista Vernoff, Showrunner for Grey’s Anatomy, David Magee, Writer of Life of Pi, Mara Brock Akil, Creator of Being Mary Jane, and more. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Oslo - Faculty of Humanities
Oslo, Norway

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 ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University Of the West Of England, Bristol
Stoke Gifford, United Kingdom

Aimed at students with some experience of writing their own scripts already, our MA Screen Production supports you to develop scripts for your own dramas and feature films.

Aimed at students with some experience of writing their own scripts already, our MA Screen Production supports you to develop scripts for your own dramas and feature films. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MLitt in Playwriting and Screenwriting provides a gateway into the professional world of writing for stage, radio or screen.

The MLitt in Playwriting and Screenwriting provides a gateway into the professional world of writing for stage, radio or screen. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
London Film Academy
London, United Kingdom

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. ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society
Glasgow, United Kingdom

With a wealth of commissions and creative opportunities, TV is where most screenwriters work. Taught by professional writers, you'll work on the scripts from series currently ... +

With a wealth of commissions and creative opportunities, TV is where most screenwriters work. Taught by professional writers, you'll work on the scripts from series currently on British TV gaining the knowledge, skills & contacts to succeed in the industry. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
MetFilm School
London, United Kingdom +2 More

The MA Screenwriting course offers students a unique opportunity to develop screenwriting principles, including genre theory, audience and markets, classical and alternative n ... +

The MA Screenwriting course offers students a unique opportunity to develop screenwriting principles, including genre theory, audience and markets, classical and alternative narrative storytelling, pitching and screenplay analysis. Students will hone professional skills and develop their creative voice toward a final original piece of writing for the large or small screen. -
MA
Full-time
English
26 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Barreira Arte + Diseño
Valencia, Spain

In the Master in Script for cinema and new media, in a blended mode, you will receive during the course polyvalent theoretical-practical training that will allow you to know i ... +

In the Master in Script for cinema and new media, in a blended mode, you will receive during the course polyvalent theoretical-practical training that will allow you to know in depth the audiovisual narrative and its realization at all points of the process of writing a fiction script. -
Master
Part-time
9 months
Spanish
Nov 2022
01 Nov 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
American Film Institute
Los Angeles, USA

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 a ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Seaver College / Pepperdine University
Malibu, USA

Storytellers as Cultural Leaders Pepperdine's two-year MFA in Screenwriting prepares students to pursue vocations as screenwriters as well as to become cultural leaders in the ... +

Storytellers as Cultural Leaders Pepperdine's two-year MFA in Screenwriting prepares students to pursue vocations as screenwriters as well as to become cultural leaders in the entertainment industry. Hollywood professionals nurture, train, and support students in writing workshops and in courses that examine the storyteller in conversation with contemporary culture. Here at Pepperdine we take a values-centered approach to education and work to strengthen student lives in purpose, service, and leadership. -
MA
English