Credits: N ECTS cr

Responsible teacher: Professor Iiro Küttner

Learning Outcomes

Master's students in Screenwriting develop their ability to produce high-quality and artistically significant work and are able to apply this ability in the artistic production process and related group work.  Master’s students become familiar with the central theoretical questions in the field and acquire the skills needed for research activities.

The educational goal in the field of screenwriting for film and television is for graduates to be able to work professionally in the field and to research and renew the current realm of human experience, in which life is more planned, produced, and recorded in writing than ever before. The master's degree programme directs students to engage in the deeper intellectual and societal structures associated with modes of artistic expression, with special focus on the use of animation in screenwriting, during the study process, and in research.

Education Content

The core content in the master's degree programme consists of structured project work in which the students work individually to produce a piece of art and develop their specialist expertise in dynamic multi-disciplinary groups.

As a master’s thesis, the student produces a competitive script of high artistic and production quality and the related research section, in which he/she addresses an issue in the screenwriting field that is meaningful both personally and to the screenwriting community.

The master’s student also becomes familiar with the practice, theory, and research history of screenwriting as well as with recent achievements and new applications in the field. The student is able to assess the importance and feasibility of their own screenwriting, film and television series projects, and those of fellow students. The skills needed for various duties and job descriptions are strengthened through personal projects, group work, international studies, and joint projects with other artistic practitioners and producers in the field. Minor study modules (such as Film Directing, Film and Television Producing, Film Editing or other university-level studies) allow the student to understand the comprehensive and organic nature of film and television and related fields. Seminars, variable study modules, international workshops, and educational projects help students identify their personal strengths and network in a meaningful manner.

Major Studies 90 ECTS



ECTS Credits

Joint MA Studies in Film and Television30
Joint MA studies are obligatory for students studying in the Master's Programme in Film and Television.
Theory, Art and Artistic Practices10
ELO-E1010Master's Thesis Seminar4-6
ELO-E1011Theory, Art and Artistic Practices 12
ELO-E1012Theory, Art and Artistic Practices 22-4
Working Life Practices and Skills10
ELO-E1013Group dynamics and Leadership2
ELO-E1014Contracts and Copyrights4
ELO-E1015Wellbeing at Work2
ELO-E1016Entrepreneurship and Working Life Skills2
Analysis and Vision10
ELO-E1017Seventh Art2
ELO-E1018Artistic and Technical Breakdown of the Script 12
ELO-E1019Artistic and Technical Breakdown of the Script 22
Choose two of the following courses:4
ELO-E1020Film History 52
ELO-E1021Film History 62
ELO-E1022Film History 72

Advanced Studies in Screenwriting


Students choose the advanced and elective courses according to their Personal Study plan.

Writing courses:
ELO-E2033From Idea to Treatment Master Class12-15

1st Version

ELO-E2035MA Film Pre-production and Screenwriting15
ELO-E2036MA Projects2-15
Courses with varying content:


Special Courses in Screenwriting with Varying Content



Theoretical and Research Oriented Courses or Projects with Varying Content



Courses in Television Drama with Varying Content


Master’s Thesis



Master’s Thesis


* ) Students have the right to be credited with components of courses from courses over 12 ECTS.