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Professional Screenwriting

National University

Master
12 months
Duration
430 USD/module
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About

Learn to write compelling, well-structured stories with memorable characters and prepare for a career in film, TV, and media — without moving to Hollywood. The Master of Fine Arts in Professional Screenwriting at the National University includes year-round enrollment in three immersive areas of study: screenwriting, television writing, and transmedia.

Overview

Professional Screenwriting Program at the National University Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate critical points of view in the analyses and interpretation of films, television shows, screenplays and other entertainment content.
  • Using films, television programs and transmedia IP’s analyze the principles of writing in these varied media.
  • Demonstrate critical reflection and viewpoint in evaluating the work of peers and others.
  • Generate original and/or adapted narrative screenplays, TV Scripts or transmedia IP’s employing the principles of these respective disciplines through various stages from introductory level to mastery.
  • Articulate a critical understanding of self in relation to creativity and the influence of cultural and societal issues.
  • Analyze and/or design and generate a marketing plan/pitch using the principles of entertainment industry marketing.
  • Collaborate with others in achieving writing and/or pitching goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The MFA Screenwriting online and LA-based program prepares you to work in fields like commercial, industrial or independent film, TV and transmedia writing or development, digital entertainment media and communication, and educational or instructional media programs. 
  • You’ll complete the program with a minimum of two feature-length screenplays, teleplays or transmedia projects, along with a compelling aesthetic statement and a marketing plan and pitch.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

You don’t have to wait until next year or even next semester to enroll in classes. At National University, you can start earning your degree next month.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

45 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better was achieved.
  • Students with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam.
  • Students with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be accepted to National University on a probationary status. 
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    430 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    430 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.

Cost per Quarter Unit - $430

Funding

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