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The course has developed a strong international profile, attracting a diverse range of students and as a student at Screen Academy Scotland you will be part of a large and thriving film community. While the course is primarily for aspiring screenwriters, it is also aimed at those interested in script editing, script development and creative producing.
The course will develop skills in screenwriting, creativity, analytical thinking, academic writing, professional writing for film (script reports, coverage), editing and developmental skills.
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in creative writing, journalism, filmmaking or drama in order to be eligible for the programme. You will also be required to attend an interview, and/or be asked to show evidence of an aptitude for the course, appropriate experience, and an indication of how you might benefit from the course. As part of the application process you will need to submit the following with your application: 1. A personal statement outlining why you want to write for the screen (maximum 300 words) 2. An outline for a feature film or single television drama (maximum one page) 3. A writing sample - this may be a short film script or an excerpt from a feature film script or television drama (maximum 10 pages)
English Language Requirements
Students applying to a postgraduate programme are not required to take an English language test such as IELTS, as long as the bachelor degree was taught and examined in English and they hold Malaysian Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) English Language 1119 at Grade C and above (grades 1-6).
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