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Master’s Degree in Screenwriting- application period has started!

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11.1.2017 14:31

Master’s Degree in Screenwriting

The aim of the degree programme, Master of Culture and Arts (90 cr), is to train scriptwriters who are able to develop film scripts that are innovative and creative but also commercially viable. The programme addresses issues of language, genre, economic viability, and artistic merit within the process of film script development and film script production.
You will develop and write short film scripts as well as two separate feature film scripts or one feature lenght film script and one tv-series concept, see more at:

In recent years workshops have been given by John Bernstein, Colin Muir and Marianne Connor. They all have a long and impressive careers with film industry, theatre and screenwriting. John Bernstein is a Professor of Film at Boston University. A number of his plays have won national prizes and been staged in a variety of theaters worldwide. Colin Muir is a scriptwriter who has taught at the University of Salford since 1991. He established the MA TV & Radio Scriptwriting in 1996 followed by the MA Film Screenwriting in 2007, a joint venture with Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Marianne Connor has worked as a screenwriter and independent producer in Los Angeles for over 13 years. She teaches screenwriting and story design for universities in Finland, Germany and Britain.

The first semester studies take place at TAMK. During the second semester, a study module and a master class will be provided by TAMK’s partner universities in Europe. In the third semester you will carry out an MA Film Project. You will be supported to work alongside your studies by using an online environment and distance education practices. A virtual learning environment is used, where supplementary material will be provided. Application period is 10. – 25.1.2017 . See more about the application process at

For more detailed information, please contact Mr. Ari Koivumäki

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