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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 5.12k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This course will appeal to you if you have a passion for film and would like to write your own film. It develops your writing skills, your knowledge of cinema and introduces you to the art and business of screenwriting.

    You study a module in writing for cinema. Instead of a dissertation you produce a feature length screenplay on a topic of your choice, along with a selling document and a submission strategy based on your knowledge of the market. You take two core film studies modules, film narrative and researching cinema. You also choose one film studies option, such as adaptation.

    We teach you the dramatic theory and storytelling techniques you need to turn your story ideas into a professionally presented calling card screenplay that has an engaging and well-told story.

    Visiting professionals will also give you insights into how to

    * prepare a selling document and submission strategy for your screenplay
    * get commissions
    * find related work in film and television

    The course offers small group seminars, workshops and one-to-one tutorials with specialist staff.

    Semester one core modules

    * textual analysis and style
    * studying and researching the cinema

    Semester two core modules

    * writing for cinema

    Semester two options

    One from

    * adaptation reloaded
    * Hollywood and popular culture
    * central European and Balkan cinema
    * British cinema and World War two

    Post-teaching

    * screenplay

    Part-time students study one module per semester over two years.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    Typically you need a suitable degree and/or relevant work experience. You also need to demonstrate evidence of writing skill. If English is a second language, you need an IELTS of 7.0 or TOEFL of 600 or equivalent. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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