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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Merchiston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The MA Screenwriting was launched at Edinburgh Napier University in 2006 and has adapted and developed since then to become one of the strongest screenwriting Masters courses on offer in the UK.

This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills Select endorsement which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

The course is studied at the Screen Academy Scotland, a ScreenSkills recognised Film Academy.

While the course is primarily for aspiring screenwriters, it is also aimed at those interested in script editing, script development and creative producing.

Teaching staff are working screenwriters and producers and there are regular visits from professional writers, producers, directors and those working in script editing and development.

Course details

In recent years, this course has developed a strong international profile, attracting a diverse range of students. As a student at Screen Academy Scotland you will be part of a large and thriving film community.

Collaboration is encouraged and MA Screenwriters work closely with students on the MA Film programme.

The MA Screenwriting will develop skills in screenwriting, creativity, analytical thinking, academic writing, professional writing for film (script reports, coverage), editing and developmental skills.

In summary, the MA Screenwriting:

takes a general approach across film, television and other media
develops the core craft skills for screenwriting
enhances script editing and story development skills
places teaching and student work in an industry context
introduces students to staff and industry guests working as writers, producers, directors and in script development at a high, professional level.

Careers

Screenwriter
Television writer
Producer
Script development.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,490per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Edinburgh Napier University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

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