Professionals often cite full-time screenwriting courses as one
of the best ways into the industry. A
full time couse will not only improve your writing but help you develop
professionalism and confidence as a writer.
In addition, full-time courses allow you to build a portfolio of work in various forms and genres e.g. feature films, radio plays, television drama etc.
MAs are also a popular choice since they last just one or two years, can be taken part time, and tend to be more industry focussed.
Binger Film Institute
Run intensive 5-month development programmes in Amsterdam for writers with some experience who want to develop feature film projects.
The Scriptwriting for Film and Television BA Hons programme is designed and taught entirely by professionals in the TV and film writing industry.
De Montfort University
2 years part-time MA Television Scriptwriting held at the Leicester City Campus. The teaching of scriptwriting has tended to concentrate on writing for the cinema. This course is unique in preparing writers to work in the television industry.
East Anglia University Norwich
The full-time MA in Creative Writing Scriptwriting is taken over one academic year. Students take 4 taught units (2 in the Autumn semester, 2 in Spring) and write a Dissertation during the summer, with tutorial supervision.
Goldsmiths. University of London
Offer a 1 year full-time MA in Script Writing. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, screenings, discussions and individual tutorials. You will attend film festivals, conferences and other industry events, and receive mentoring from industry professionals.
National Film and Television School
The UK's National Film and Television School, based in Beaconsfield just outside London, offers an MA/Post Graduate Diploma in Script Development in a two or three year part time programme.
London College of Communication
Run a well-respected MA in screenwriting.
London Film School
Offer a two year MA in screenwriting.
NY Film Academy
One year full time course in screenwriting. International locations including London.
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