Screenwriting (online) at Central Film School London - UCAS

Course summary

Designed to allow you to study from anywhere in the world, this online, part time MA Screenwriting course develops and nurtures screenwriters and prepares them for the professional film and television industries. This course provides students with a specialised programme that enhances their creative voice and writing style.​ The aim is to advance graduates’ sensibilities in creative collaboration, and advanced skills in scriptwriting. The course prepares individuals to engage confidently with, and challenge, the fast-changing media landscape. Collaborative projects and research will help you meet the film and television industry professional standards and understand the cultural and industrial needs of your chosen sector.

Modules

Screen Studies and Genre This module will allow you to critically evaluate genre writing for film and television through various lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will also focus on how new technologies and a changing media environment affect the creativity and delivery for contemporary film and television industries. Structure and Narrative You will understand the industry recognised forms and elements required for developing and writing screenplays for film and television such as various appropriate formatting, multiple act structures and narrative form. Contextual Studies: World Cinema You will analyse the non-Western filmed works and how these screenwriters and filmmakers developed their influences. Treatment and Outline You will understand the industry recognised forms and elements required for developing and writing screenplays with reference to understanding and developing treatments and outlines as screenwriting structural forms. Major Project 1 This module will allow you to critically develop your major screenwriting project for film and television through various lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Major Project 2 This module will allow you to critically develop your major screenwriting project for film and television through various lectures, seminars and tutorials. The module will develop your ability to continue processing your creative work to completion and also develop the materials needed to take creative work to market. It will also further foster your critical engagement with and analysis of the development of feature film screenwriting; to provide a solid understanding of the dramatic structures for features; and the means to further enhance your writing and narrative plotting.

Assessment method

Students not from a Majority English Speaking country will need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent. See the Central Film School website for further details.


Entry requirements

A minimum of at least a 2.2 honours degree, in a relevant field. Mature students (over 25) who have relevant industry experience, but do not meet our entry criteria, are encouraged to apply


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11100 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11100 Whole course
Scotland £11100 Whole course
Wales £11100 Whole course
Channel Islands £11100 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £11100 Whole course
EU £18950 Whole course
International £18950 Whole course

Additional fee information

Master's Loans are available for home students of up to £11,222. International students may wish to apply for funding from their country of domicile where applicable
Screenwriting (online) at Central Film School London - UCAS