University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Screenwriting

The course offers aspiring screen writers an intensive one-year apprenticeship during which time they will, under the supervision of experienced faculty and visiting writers and producers, develop i) an original full length screenplay ii) original scripts for episodes of a TV series. Students will attend weekly writing workshops in which they will read and critique each other's work, and will also study narrative craft and some milestones in the history of visual story-telling in weekly seminars. Over the summer, students will be offered an industry placement at a film or TV production company (or a literary agency which represents screenwriters). During the year there will be visits from and masterclasses with well-known screenwriters and film and TV producers and other industry professionals from film and television.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.1 Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. An overall grade of 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 7) in IELTS is required or 100+ in the iTOEFL with a minimum writing score of 25.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

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