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MA Screenwriting



What will I learn?


The MA Screenwriting Programme offers students a unique opportunity to develop the necessary screenwriting principles, including genre theory, audience and markets, classical and alternative narrative storytelling, pitching and screenplay analysis. Students will hone professional skills and develop their creative voice towards a final original piece of writing for the large or small screen. In addition to the specialist modules in screenwriting, students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with students from the other programmes, at key points during the year.

This programme is for students who are passionate about the moving image, love to write, and have the ambition to become professional screenwriters.


The MA Screenwriting course equips students with professional skills to develop their own voice and produce marketable and commercially successful scripts for film, television and web series. During studies, students will take part in a unique industry project for an external client.

Practical. Work with professional actors who will perform your script in front of you, pitch your script to a panel of industry experts at the end of each key module, and receive professional script development support from leading UK film and TV production companies.

Comprehensive. Learn about writing for different platforms: film, television, web, radio, games, and commercials.

Industry-Facing. Learn from award-winning tutors and guest speakers with extensive professional experience as writers, directors, producers, showrunners and script developers for film, TV, radio, gaming and online.

Real-Life Experience. Write a script for an external client while working together with other MA students on an industry-integrated project. Receive real-life screenwriting experience and improve your communication, teamworking and pitching skills.
Portfolio. Graduate with a short film script, treatments for genre feature film, pilot screenplay for TV series or mini-series, online video scripts, two industry-standard script reports, synopses, outlines, project pitches and a long form Master’s Project script (feature or TV).

Which department am I in?

Met Film School London

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£23,000.00 (US$ 27,746) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

2 October 2023


Met Film School

Ealing Studios,

Ealing Green,


W5 5EP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold Bachelors Degree. Students need to achieve an IELTS overall score of at least 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing and at least 5.5 in listening, reading and speaking.

For international students

All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time the programme begins. A 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent. Students with a degree below a 2:1 equivalent are still able to apply. They will need to submit the following in addition to support their application. A compulsory academic essay (750 – 1000 words). Applicants without a 2.1 degree, but possessing relevant work experience, can still apply and need to submit the following: A compulsory academic essay (750-1000 words); a professional industry reference; A professional CV. Candidates with no degree and no filmmaking experience do not currently meet entry criteria. Students who are from outside the EU (and EEA countries) must provide evidence that their English language ability is up to standard for the programme they have applied. For postgraduate programmes we require an IELTS overall score of 6.5: with at least 6.5 in writing and at least 5.5 in listening, reading and speaking. Prior to applying for your Tier 4 visa, you will need to demonstrate a B2 English Level which is upper intermediate. The following tests are satisfactory to demonstrate this: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge PET, ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 and 2, Trinity Level 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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