The three year full-time BA course and two year full-time MA course in screenwriting are run at the Directing Department and are addressed at those who already know that screenwriting is their life vocation.
During the first three years, i.e. BA studies, they learn the skill of screenwriting and what it really involves. It is a time to find out about oneself and build one’s identity as a screenwriter. The next two years of the MA studies, are also available to individuals from outside the school with extensive professional screenwriting experience.
The essence of our teaching program is practice; writing, writing and writing – almost like an everyday chore; from short films to television series, and full-length features. The practice of writing is supported by knowledge of screenwriting skills, dramaturgy, narrative, psychology and film history. Part of the screenwriting courses teaching program is closely connected to the film direction curriculum.
The future screenwriters gain practical knowledge about film as a means of expression and their scripts for short fiction films can be used by direction students.
Our screenwriting graduates should have sufficient knowledge and experience to start independent individual work for film and television.