Credits: N ECTS cr
Responsible teacher: Professor Iiro Küttner
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.
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
|Joint MA Studies in Film and Television||30|
|Joint MA studies are obligatory for students studying in the Master's Programme in Film and Television.|
|Theory, Art and Artistic Practices||10|
|ELO-E1010||Master's Thesis Seminar||4-6|
|ELO-E1011||Theory, Art and Artistic Practices 1||2|
|ELO-E1012||Theory, Art and Artistic Practices 2||2-4|
|Working Life Practices and Skills||10|
|ELO-E1013||Group dynamics and Leadership||2|
|ELO-E1014||Contracts and Copyrights||4|
|ELO-E1015||Wellbeing at Work||2|
|ELO-E1016||Entrepreneurship and Working Life Skills||2|
|Analysis and Vision||10|
|ELO-E1018||Artistic and Technical Breakdown of the Script 1||2|
|ELO-E1019||Artistic and Technical Breakdown of the Script 2||2|
|Choose two of the following courses:||4|
|ELO-E1020||Film History 5||2|
|ELO-E1021||Film History 6||2|
|ELO-E1022||Film History 7||2|
Advanced Studies in Screenwriting
Students choose the advanced and elective courses according to their Personal Study plan.
|ELO-E2033||From Idea to Treatment Master Class||12-15|
|ELO-E2035||MA Film Pre-production and Screenwriting||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
* ) Students have the right to be credited with components of courses from courses over 12 ECTS.