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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About this course

This MA in Screenwriting from LJMU invites you to explore your creative potential, by giving you the creative space to develop as a writer.

  • Learn from experienced writers with extensive and current practical industry experience
  • Hone your craft in the Liverpool Screen School, a highly respected provider in creative writing education and training
  • Benefit from Liverpool's reputation as an important hub for film, television and independent production
  • Enjoy the Screen School's significant links with the screenwriting industry locally and nationally
  • Experience guest lectures and practical workshops from visiting industry professionals
  • Recruits biennially - next intake is September 2022

Through practice, application of theory and an awareness of the professional world, this course will encourage you to develop an original voice, pursue challenging and innovative methods of storytelling, engage in research and development, and view your work in the context of the marketplace. Sessions include lectures, screenings, practical exercises, workshops, specialist visiting lectures and field trips.

The course emphasises the development of practical screenwriting skills and the production of a portfolio of work, developed to the highest professional standards. You will gain an understanding of professional practice, pitching and marketing screenplays and learn to critically analyse films and screen texts.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through coursework (creative and analytical), in written, oral and electronic form. The effectiveness with which you organise your time has a direct bearing on the quality of your work and this is, therefore, indirectly assessed in every exercise.

Other assessment methods used on the programme include: workshops, creative pitches and presentations, critical commentaries and screenwriting tasks.

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University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 53 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    148 87%

    6th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    18th

    15

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