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Full time January MA 2 years full-time

About the course

Could you write an award-winning movie, TV drama or animation? Or devise a multi-layered narrative for a ground-breaking game?

Graduates are currently writing TV episodes from Humans to Casualty, Penny Dreadful to Eastenders, and working with movie directors such as Sam Mendes, Lone Scherfig and Darren Aronofsky. 

This rigorous, practical course has a long history of producing outstanding writers for film, television, animation and games. Taught by working screenwriters, producers and script developers, the course addresses all aspects of professional screenwriting and more. Recent graduates have won or been nominated for an Oscar, several BAFTAs and Royal Television Society Awards, a Nichol Fellowship, Screen International Stars of Tomorrow, Women in Film & Television New Talent

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will display a talent and passion for screenwriting, a fund of ideas and the desire to tell stories for the screen. They may have written in other forms - plays, novels, short stories, journalism – or already have a body of work, but whatever their experience, must demonstrate an original voice with something to say.

Professional experience in any field is an advantage, in particular work in film, TV or theatre, or allied creative arts. A sound general knowledge of film, TV and theatre writing is expected, as well as a high level of self-discipline and personal motivation.

Course Content

Where is National Film and Television School


Student Profile(s)

Sarah Woolner

Writer. Won the BAFTA for the Best Short Animation with her NFTS Graduation Film 'Sleeping With The Fishes'

Caroline Ip

Screenwriting Graduate. Credits include: Whitechapel


NFTS Scholarships

The Toledo Scholarship

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