Screenwriting at University of Plymouth - UCAS

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Course summary

MA Screenwriting addresses the increasing demand for digital content required by the creative industries. Students will be trained in various aspects of writing for ‘screens’ – including the big screen (films), and small screen (phone-specific). The Southwest is substantially growing as a destination for screen-writers and film-makers, and students will be supported to work at a professional industry standard, covering variable aspects in producing ‘scripts’. PROGRAMME OVERVIEW You'll hone your skills for a variety of screens, from exploring writing for feature films to building procedural narratives for video games, equipping you with the ability to tell stories across a range of digital formats. Along with developing your creative writing skills, you'll get to grips with the technical aspects of filmmaking, including camera and sound work, composition, aesthetics and editing. The programme will prepare you for a career in screenwriting by developing your ability to pitch and present your writing and ideas along with connecting you with professionals in the wider industry. KEY FEATURES

  • Hone your writing skills for screen while working in an interdisciplinary environment with filmmakers, actors/performers and musicians, nurturing your collaboration and teamworking skills.
  • Be equipped to adapt your craft to emerging digital platforms through our new Digital Labs, providing you with access and experience in using the latest technologies.
  • Get under the skin of the digital storytelling industry, preparing you for a career in the sector.
  • Benefit from cutting-edge facilities, providing opportunities to work with VR, immersive cinema, and specialist media and editing software.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MA Screenwriting graduates will be equipped with skills in demand across a broad range of areas such as feature films, advertising, writing for games, and building narratives for bespoke small screen experiences (using new phone-derivative technologies).

Assessment method

A Masters degree is obtained typically by a combination of coursework & thesis/dissertation.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit for more information. You can apply for one of our postgraduate courses directly using our online application form. For details on how to apply, and to access the online application form, please visit Once you have applied, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in ( A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, plus a supporting portfolio of work. We require the submission of a minimum of 10 pages of writing, screen or stage-play, and a 200 - 400 word draft statement of intent. Candidates are interviewed before an offer is made. We will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience.

Fees and funding

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Screenwriting at University of Plymouth - UCAS