Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University


If you�re determined to break into the competitive screenwriting world, our highly regarded, Skillset-accredited Screen Academy Scotland course will maximise your chances. You�ll gain direction and guidance in developing and polishing ideas into finished scripts and l earn how the film, television and interactive media businesses operate. Practising industry professionals will provide valuable insight and contacts as you develop a portfolio of projects, including a �calling card� script.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in an appropriate discipline (creative writing; journalism; film making, drama) or other qualifications or experience that demonstrate that the candidate possesses appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to Honours degree standard; applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an overall IELTS score 7.0 with no individual component score of less than 6.5.

Course modules

Trimester 1: Writing for the screen: writing and screen project development, script workshop 1, the business of screen project development. Trimester 2: Developing interactive media, script to screen, script workshop 2. Trimester 3: Major project.

Assessment methods

Major project: Developed under supervision.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 3,750 per Academic year (home fees) 45 weeks
MA Full-time £ 10,760 per Academic year (overseas fees) 45 weeks
MA Part-time £ 3,750 per Credit module (home fees) 90 weeks
MA Part-time £ 10,760 per Credit module (overseas fees) 90 weeks
PgCert Distance learning £ 1,700 per Whole course (home fees) 90 weeks
PgCert Distance learning £ 4,840 per Whole course (overseas fees) 90 weeks

Campus details

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

Key information

Information office
Telephone number: 
0333 900 6040