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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Roehampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

MA Screenwriting will help you to develop personal voice in your writing, create distinctive and high-quality work, and to take that work from concept to industry-ready screenplay. Our unique approach combines technical practice with academic theory. The programme is flexible in its format and divided into three blocks; voice, writing and pitching, allowing you to focus on the areas that interest you the most. Our aim is to bring the most out of the individual talent of each writer.

You’ll be encouraged to develop your own writer’s voice – that deep-seated, often hidden message that urges you not just to write, but to write about the things that move you. Writing from an emotional, often psychological space offers freedom to the writer and greater engagement from an audience.

You’ll learn how to develop this voice and learn how the screenwriter is an ethnographer, paying close attention to descriptions of peoples and cultures, considering their customs, habits and mutual differences. You will also learn how to make your screenwriting stand out, using non-traditional, decolonised, less Western-focused forms, applicable from the gallery space to the theatre.

Application deadline

28 September 2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,504per year

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

University information

University of Roehampton

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has an international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
Pre-sessional English courses are offered to help international students develop their academic English skills before starting their course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 102 6

    24th out of 53 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    113 59%

    86th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    60th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    80th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    109 64%

    32nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    21st

    16

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