MASTFiR covers writing for Feature Film and Television as well as new developments such as web drama.
This postgraduate programme provides a creative atmosphere conducive to concentrated learning and group interaction. A core course of the programme is Development Lab, where students present their work in progress to the group for criticism and feedback, and experiment with co-writing.
You’ll develop a range of ideas before going on to write film and television outlines, and either several drafts of a feature film screenplay, TV drama or a TV series bible and episodes.
You’ll get to meet and work with industry and independent producers, directors, agents, writers and actors to provide a production context. We have recently had guests from Working Title, Channel Four, the BBC, Script Factory, Blake Friedmann Agency and many others.
Many of our first graduates are already getting work in the film and TV business. For example, Kay Stoneham has written episodes of Life of Riley for the BBC, Janice Hallett co-wrote the 2011 film Retreat starring Thandie Newton, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell and Adam Rolston has written and directed the short film Meet Me On The Southbank (2013).