Taught course

Screenwriting

Institution
Edinburgh Napier University · School of Creative Industries
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in creative writing, journalism, filmmaking or drama in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

You will also be required to attend an interview, and/or be asked to show evidence of an aptitude for the course, appropriate experience, and an indication of how you might benefit from the course.

As part of the application process you will need to submit the following with your application:

  • A personal statement outlining why you want to write for the screen (maximum 300 words)
  • An outline for a feature film or single television drama (maximum one page)
  • A writing sample - this may be a short film script or an excerpt from a feature film script or television drama (maximum 10 pages)

Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop skills in writing, script-editing and project development for the film, television and digital fiction industries

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.

Fees and funding

We have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions and Enquiries
Email
studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)333 900 6040