12 months
10800 EUR/year
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The Screenwriting program offered by the Tampere University of Applied Sciences  is for students who have a devotion to writing for film and television. It covers all the phases of screenwriting process. 

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The Screenwriting program offered by the Tampere University of Applied Sciences is hands-on and workshop oriented. Classes are based on student’s own material as a work-in-progress. Reflective and critical approach is practiced throughout the programme. Understanding audience psychology in relation to the film viewing experience is emphasised. Professional mentors supervise periods of independent work and you will complete one feature length film script or a concept for tv-series and a script of at least two episodes during your studies.

Career prospects 

Links to the global film and TV industry provide opportunities to network with key people and to have feedback on your work; to learn the demands the industry makes on writers; to be at the cutting edge of changes and developments in the industry; and to develop mentoring relationships that may persist beyond the programme.

Besides writing for the film or television industry, you may build a career in other satellite professions such as producer, script editor, storyliner, and script consultant.

Programme Structure

Study contents:

  • The studies can be completed within one year alongside work as blended learning. The extent of the programme is 60 ETCS credits, consisting of professional studies (30 credits) and Master's thesis (30 credits). 
  • For the professional studies, there are two modules: 1. Forms and Genres 2. Storytelling and the Moving Image. The first module  covers ideating, conceptualising, pitching, outlining and step-outlining story as well as developing character arch and making use of turning points, understanding screenplay structure composed of acts, sequences and scenes and using film and screenplay analysis as screenwriter's tool.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The next addmission period for Master's deree in Screenwriting will be December 2022 - January 2023, exact dates and schedule will be given later.
  • Carefully read through the general eligibility criteria and the programme-specific eligibility criteria and see whether you meet them.
  • For additional questions on applying, application documents and application process, please contact our Admissions office. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10800 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tampere

869 - 1289 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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