What will I learn?

The Master in International Screenwriting and Production aims at creating professional scriptwriters, story editors and producers, providing them with a thorough understanding of the audiovisual industry and a strong knowledge of the storytelling techniques, which are the heart of every project of feature film and television series.

Learning objectives

The Master will allow students to acquire the required knowledge to work in the entertainment industry, both as writers and/or professionals working in production or distribution companies, TV networks, talent agencies or as production assistants. Students will receive a comprehensive and high level training which effectively combines the academic expertise of university professors with the professional know-how of high-ranking professionals with international profiles.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the MISP are exposed to a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates have both the theoretical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers as:

  • Screenwriters or creative producers of television series and feature films;
  • Authors of TV entertainment programs and documentaries, copywriters, creators of video games and web series, writers of comic books and novels and fiction editors in publishing companies;
  • Story editors and script consultants;
  • Supervisors of evaluation, acquisition and programming of TV shows;
  • Professionals working in different areas of the television and film industry (physical production, distribution, acquisition, product placement, etc.)

Program

Five disciplines will be subject of a specific exam at the end of the class (around June 2019). The credits will be acquired according to the following exam:

Screenwriting theory (8 ECTS/ CFU)
Script analysis and project evaluation (8 ECTS/ CFU)
Writing techniques for audiovisual products (12 ECTS/ CFU)

Screenwriting practice: treatments, scenes and dialogues, scripts, pitches;
The writing of genres and adaptation;
Writing for different formats: comic books, novels, documentaries, entertainment TV shows, advertising, the web, mobile media, and transmedia projects.
Screenwriting and production of animation projects.

The audiovisual industry (4 ECTS/ CFU)

Industries and audiences.
TV acquisition and programming and film distribution
The physical production: pre-production, shooting, post-production, contracts and budgeting.

Communication ethics (4 ECTS/ CFU)
Workshop and practical exercises (8 ECTS/CFU)
Final Project (16 ECTS/CFU)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€9,000.00 (US$ 10,017) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Largo A. Gemelli, 1,

MILAN,

Lombardy,

20123, Italy

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS). Program specific entry requirements: Applicants may have various backgrounds with a preference for students from Business Administration, Economics or Engineering studies. English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80,or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language.

For international students

General entry requirements:

  • Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS)
  • The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program


Program-specific entry requirements:

  • In order to enter the MISP, student need to hold an undergraduate degree (180 ECTS). Degrees in Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language, Media Studies, and Communication are preferable, but no other degree is excluded.
  • The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program
  • Students must be able to excel in courses that are reading and writing intensive. Applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency

Language proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to have either:

  • TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80, or
  • Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or
  • Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language

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About this uni

Università Cattolica is a leading Italian university distinguished for academic and employer reputation and services for international students.

  • 4 campuses across Italy
  • 12 Subjects in the TOP 250 global rankings
  • 500 + study abroad destinations
  • Exceptional ties with industries & employers