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MA in Film and TV - Script Writing

For students who aspire to write for television shows, plays, and movies, the Master of Arts in Film and TV with a concentration in Script Writing at Regent University may be a good fit. Take a look at more program details here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Film and Television with a concentration in Script Writing

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in enrolling in this M.A. program should have a passion for film and television. Applicants to all master's degree programs at Regent University need to have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University designed the Master of Arts in Film and TV degree program to give students an advanced look at how films and television shows are made, from inception to release. Topics include practical skills like pitching and marketing scripts for feature films. Students also have the chance to take a deeper look at the processes of writing for short and feature films, television, and theatre, including how to structure a story, how to mount a script, and how to flesh out characters. Students are asked to complete a thesis, a portfolio, or a directed project as a capstone.

Learning Format:

Online or on campus

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Film and Television with a Concentration in Script Writing:

Regent requires at least 30 credit hours to graduate from this program. Twenty-eight are in the major, and the capstone course accounts for 2 credits. Degree program and course requirement are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

University Foundations Requirements (0-2 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Information Research & Resources
    • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success

Required Core Courses (28 credits)

  • Aesthetic for the Contemporary Communicator
  • Redemptive Film
  • Writing the Short Film
  • Writing for Television
  • Playwriting
  • Topics in the Critical Study of Film-Television
  • Writing Tools
  • Story Structure for Stage & Screen
  • Feature Film Writing
  • Topics in Screenwriting

Capstone Course (2 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Directed Project
    • Thesis
    • Portfolio

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduating students might look to continue their studies at the next level to increase their knowledge of the discipline. The next logical step after a master's in film is a degree at the doctoral level.

Here are a few related doctoral degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Film Studies
  • Ph.D. in Film and Digital Media
  • Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies

Career Paths:

Regent University created this master's degree program with the intention of sharpening students' writing skills in preparation for careers creating meaningful work as playwrights and screenwriters.

Some potential positions for graduates include:

  • Executive producer
  • Scriptwriter for TV/film
  • Copywriter/editor

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