Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Screenwriting

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.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelors (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 1 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).

Course modules

Subjects include: Writing and screen project development (craft skills); business of screen project development (industry context); script workshop 1 and 2 (practical screenwriting); script to screen (theory and critique); interactive media or graphic fiction; major project (feature film or long form TV script).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,620 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,620 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,620 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,620 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (England) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 5,679 per Whole course (International) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 5,679 per Whole course (International) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (Scotland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (Scotland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (Wales) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (Wales) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (England) 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Merchiston Campus Edinburgh EH10 5DT Scotland
Online/Distance learning

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