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MA Screenwriting

MA Screenwriting

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    =27
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Subject Communication and Media Studies
  • Duration 12 months
  • Start date Jan-2000

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The intensive one-year MA Screenwriting training programme will professionalise writers and presents a genuine gateway into the film and television industries. On this course, students will undertake a rigorous combination of workshops, seminars, one-to-one meetings and regular talks from a variety of industry professionals. Students will also be equipped with hands-on industry experience through structured internship programmes with leading production companies that have included Film4 ( Room, Ex_Machina, The Lobster) , Wildgaze (Brooklyn) , Number 9 Films (Carol) , Left Bank (The Crown), Warp (This is England) , Red Productions ( Happy Valley, Scott and Bailey ), and Hammer Films ( The Woman in Black , Let Me In ). Over the course of the year, students will work with leading industry practitioners to develop their screenwriting, pitching and story-breaking skills. By the end of the course, students will have developed a full length feature film screenplay, a pilot TV episode and two short films. This MA is taught by practitioners and, as such, it is vocationally-oriented and industry-focused. Students will have access to individual career guidance and training in how to navigate entry-level work in both the television and film industries. In the second semester, there will be a London industry day based at BAFTA with talks from agents, producers, and writers, as well as a meeting with the BFI. Students will study story design, visual story-telling and character arcs in both long-running television series and feature films, and develop the tools to be able to analyse and critique screenwriting craft, as well as learn how to disseminate their own work.

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