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University of Plymouth: Screenwriting

Institution University of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Society and Culture
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
Study type Taught


MA Screenwriting addresses the increasing demand for digital content required by the creative industries. Students will be trained in various aspects of writing for ‘screens’ – including the big screen (films), and small screen (phone-specific). The Southwest is substantially growing as a destination for screen-writers and film-makers, and students will be supported to work at a professional industry standard, covering variable aspects in producing ‘scripts’.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW You'll hone your skills for a variety of screens, from exploring writing for feature films to building procedural narratives for video games, equipping you with the ability to tell stories across a range of digital formats.

Along with developing your creative writing skills, you'll get to grips with the technical aspects of filmmaking, including camera and sound work, composition, aesthetics and editing.

The programme will prepare you for a career in screenwriting by developing your ability to pitch and present your writing and ideas along with connecting you with professionals in the wider industry.

KEY FEATURES - Hone your writing skills for screen while working in an interdisciplinary environment with filmmakers, actors/performers and musicians, nurturing your collaboration and teamworking skills.

  • Be equipped to adapt your craft to emerging digital platforms through our new Digital Labs, providing you with access and experience in using the latest technologies.

  • Get under the skin of the digital storytelling industry, preparing you for a career in the sector.

  • Benefit from cutting-edge facilities, providing opportunities to work with VR, immersive cinema, and specialist media and editing software.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MA Screenwriting graduates will be equipped with skills in demand across a broad range of areas such as feature films, advertising, writing for games, and building narratives for bespoke small screen experiences (using new phone-derivative technologies).


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At the University of Plymouth, we are proud to be a top 3 modern UK university (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, 2023) and are internationally renowned for high-quality research and teaching. We have also recently been awarded gold ratings across the board in the latest round of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023). At the University of Plymouth, you will be studying alongside a community of people who believe deeply in the power of education to create positive change in society.

Our collective ethos is to use our knowledge for action – to apply real change, …

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