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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year | 2 years

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Develop skills in writing, script-editing and project development for the film, television and digital fiction industries

The MA Screenwriting was launched at Edinburgh Napier University in 2006 and has adapted and developed since then to become one of the strongest screenwriting Masters courses on offer in the UK.

The degree is accredited by Creative Skillset and taught at Screen Academy Scotland - one of only three Creative Skillset Film Academies in the UK and the only one outside London.

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

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Entry Requirements

The entry requirement is a Bachelor Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants with a background in creative writing, journalism, film-making or drama.

We may consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient 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.

As part of the application process you will need to submit the following with your application:

A personal statement (maximum 300 words)
An outline for a feature film/television drama (maximum one page)
A writing sample (maximum 10 pages)


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