Course Description

MA Screenwriting for Film + Television

This MA gives writers the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn the craft of screenwriting, in conjunction with the development and writing of a full-length screenplay.

About the MA in Screenwriting

The MA in Screenwriting is the longest running and was the first MA of its kind in the country. It employs the very best screenwriting tutors in Ireland and each year we offer our students advice and input from the very best writers/producers and directors who visit our programme as panelists and guest speakers.

Each year we invite established directors to workshop scene’s from our Master Student’s screenplays with a group of actors – in previous years Lenny Abrahamson, Neil Jordan, Juanita Wilson, Jim Sheridan, Paddy Breathnach, Kirsten Sheridan, Ed Guiney, Neasa Hardiman and many other accomplished directors have dedicated their time and energy to these workshops.

As the year comes to an end we offer our students a chance to meet a number of Irish producers and production companies.

Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryMedia Production, Communications & Media
Course TypePractical
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyIADT
Awarding Body DetailsMaster of Arts
Course Start Date16th September 2019
Course End Date29th May 2020
Course Duration1 year (full-time) 2 days per week
Course Time1 year [full-time] 2 Full Days: Monday + Tuesday
Course Fee6,000
Entry RequirementsMin Entry Requirements Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Applicants may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through our RPL (recognition of prior learning) process. Two references must also support your application. Portfolio submission, as part of your application. What should my portfolio include? - Substantial relevant written material such as scripts, screenplays, work published or produced for screen or radio, poetry, stories, etc.  - At least two script ideas in your portfolio application. These can be in the form of a synopsis, treatment or first draft. - RPL applicants may be considered. Applicants in this category will be required to present a qualifying essay of a standard that demonstrates their ability to undertake work at MA level. - All applications, including the portfolio, are screened and shortlisted. - Applicants will be required to attend an interview.
Carear PathFuture careers Careers may be found in the film/television industry as screenwriters, script editors and/or in teaching.
Phone+353 1 239 4706
Course CodeDL901
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