Masters Programs in Screenwriting

Compare 7 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 Dramaturgy

SAINT-PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY OF FILM AND TELEVISION
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Saint Petersburg

The Dramaturgy area of study provides students with the knowledge to create and publish their works and screenplays. [+]

About the program

The Dramaturgy area of study provides students with the knowledge to create and publish their works and screenplays. Screenplay - the basis of the film. Ability to write a story that the director wants to turn into a movie is depending on the talent of the playwright. But any talent requires the development of skills and opportunities as a student to find his own style. How professionals think, a good script is the foundation of the success of any film. Every group of students-screenwriters is by supervisor - famous playwrights and scriptwriters. Among them, the winner of the State Prize of the USSR screenwriter Yuri Klepikov ("Mother married", "Dauria", "Climbing", "Summer trip to the sea", "Guys"), screenwriter Igor Ageev ("Genius", "On behalf of the Baron", " National Security Agent, "" Feast of Neptune "," Counselor "), and other well-known masters. During the training, students learn all genres and formats of cinema and the qualification work is a feature film script. Students-screenwriters practically works with future directors, cameramen, sound producers - to create training, course and degree projects. Students learn all genres and forms of Cinematography, and they make a full-length film as a diploma project. Students of Film Directing perform a lot of screenplays written by students during their study, and the best screenplay is published yearly in the University Collection of Screenplays. Graduates could perform creative, research and teaching activity in the following areas like Literature, Theatre, Cinematography, Television and other Arts, and they could be... [-]


Online Masters Degree in Writing for Script & Screen

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Online Full time 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom Saint Ives

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master's Degree In Cinematographic And Television Fiction Script

ESCAC - Escuela superior de Cinema y Audivisuales de catalunya
Campus 10 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

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

About the Master

The Master's Degree in Cinematographic Fiction and Television Fiction from ESCAC is a professional and eminently practical course aimed at students working, from the beginning, a group television series and a feature film project individually.

The seminars, master classes and project tutorials will provide future writers with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to write a feature film or television fiction series script, as well as initiate them in the role of screenwriter.

The main objective is to train both film and television writers who can work in the professional environment of audiovisual fiction writing.

Who is it for?

The Master is aimed at all graduates or university graduates with an interest and / or experience in the writing of audiovisual fiction, whether in film or television.... [-]


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).... [-]


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.... [-]


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 2019 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 are maintained throughout. In this semester, students also learn about the Australian and international screenwriting landscape, concluding the course with the Business of... [-]