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The award

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9500

How you will study
part-time, online

Course starts
September, January, May

International course fees
GBP 9500

All study options

About Writing for Script & Screen at Falmouth University Flexible Learning, Falmouth University

If you’re looking to really make an impact with your writing and see your words brought to life on TV, film, and other media, Falmouth Flexible’s MA Writing for Script & Screen will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to stand out from the crowd.

As a Falmouth MA Writing for Script & Screen student, you’ll join a global online community of scriptwriters and academics who write for TV, film, games, theatre and radio – giving you the unique opportunity to build an extensive professional network across the creative industries and boost your global career opportunities. 

Whether you want to develop a broad scriptwriting portfolio, or concentrate on a specific screen platform, this course’s integrated and flexible online format means it can cater to your specific goals and aspirations, while allowing you the freedom to study where and when it suits you. 

The course is a great fit for your career goals if you’d like to:

  •  Become an inquisitive, innovative and successful professional script and screenwriter
  •  Be able to write effectively for a broad range of screen platforms
  •  Confidently collaborate and share ideas with other like-minded writers on a global scale
  •  Inspire others, build your professional and peer networks, and take leading roles within the script and screenwriting industry

The modules you’ll cover during the course are:

  • Storytelling for Script and Screen – An introduction to the key elements of storytelling across various screen platforms. You’ll develop your ability to generate and pitch ideas, and reflect on your current practice in the context of the various script and screen industries.
  • Individual Script Development Workshop – Expand your script development knowledge and experience relevant to your practice by developing your own brief individually.
  • Writers’ Room: Collaborative Script Development – Work within a collaborative Writers’ Room context, where you’ll develop a concept or script collectively.
  • Screen Industries: Professional Development – Undertake research into an industry context for script development.
  • Major Project – Work on a major script development project for a platform/medium of your choice.

You can choose to:


  • Study completely online;
  • Or study online and attend optional face-to-face networking events

 Whichever option you choose, throughout your studies you’ll be supported by a team of industry experts who will guide your learnings through:

  •  Online presentations to introduce you to key concepts
  • Small group and class discussions to encourage peer interaction and collaboration
  • Online critiques to test your knowledge and ideas, and as a valuable opportunity to get feedback from your peers and tutors
  • Individual and group tutorials
  • Independent study

Find out more about Falmouth Flexible’s online MA Writing for Script & Screen.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-time, OnlineHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptember, January, MayDomestic course feesGBP 9500International course feesGBP 9500
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyPart-time, OnlineHow long you will study14 months
    Course startsSeptember, January, MayDomestic course feesGBP 6000International course feesGBP 6000

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have:

  • An honours degree or Level 6 equivalent qualification
  • Proof of proficiency in English (an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Speaking, Writing and Listening or equivalent proof) if English isn’t your first language

If you don’t have a degree, but you have relevant work experience, you might still be eligible to apply. Please contact us at: to check your eligibility.

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