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Online Masters Degree in Writing for Script & Screen

Falmouth University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Falmouth University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    14 months

Course summary

Writing for Script & Screen Course Overview

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry knowhow, 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. The programme is available for part-time study as Masters (MA) or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).

The flexible nature of the course allows you to develop your portfolio across different platforms or focus on the mediums and genres that interest you through live briefs, collaborative projects and independent research.

You’ll join a global community of scriptwriters and academics who write for TV, film, games, theatre and radio, and who have networks across the creative industries. This ensures that the course is always relevant to current practice.


  • Develop your career through a unique blend of professional focus, creative practice and academic knowledge
  • Write for digital platforms as well as established screen media
  • Join a global network of writers and academics

Who is this course for?

Whether you wish to write for video games, cinema, television or digital media this course will provide you with the skills you need.

This course is suitable for applicants who may be:

Graduates looking to develop their specialist knowledge in writing for screen
Practitioners in the screen industries who wish to develop their writing skills
Those wishing to continue their professional development or to develop their career in teaching and research
Writers who are interested in acquiring the skills to adapt existing work for screen


  • Coursework assessment with no formal examination
  • Portfolios, projects, online presentations and pitches

Taught by industry experts

Designed with employer-focused learning at the core, our courses work with global organisations, staff and alumni to provide you with the breadth of experience and networks needed to accelerate your career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,100overall cost

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

University information

Falmouth University

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  • Campus address

    Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, TR11 4RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    109 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%



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