Thursday, 4 May 2017


                                   DIVINE ONYX FILM AND MUSIC INSTITUTE                             
                                     ONE YEAR COURSE ON SCRIPT WRITING

An intensive one year programme, with the emphasis on developing the writer's original voice.
Dofmi aims to encourage writing as a continuous practice, to stimulate reflective and critical approaches and to provide a specific historical background to film narrative, genres, and dramaturgy.

This one-year course, accredited by Creative Skill set, is aimed at developing screenwriting skills in the context of a filmmaking community where writing is an everyday practice and a collaborative process involving actors, directors, musicians, editors and producers.

At dofmi we explore the boundaries between writing and directing and stimulate debate through classes in film history, cross-cultural approaches to dramaturgy and script readings with professional actors. Regular screenings of classic and contemporary films in our own film theater and visits by contemporary filmmakers complement the core practical work of developing a feature screenplay.

The MA Screenwriting programme provides a year of critical and creative development, a network of future contacts and a space where a writer can define their interests and particular talent. This is a course that is more interested in content over structure, individual development over the imposition of a universal model or set of rules

At Dofmi we believe that the study and practice of screenwriting requires an understanding of the technical aspects of filmmaking and of different approaches to narrative as well as the working methods and practice of professional screenwriters as members of a creative team.

We are looking for writers who are excited about writing for the screen, who have a background in writing for other mediums, directors who are seeking to write their own feature script and writers who wish to establish long-term mentoring relationships with development professionals.

The school runs annual graduate surveys, the Survey for 2015 stated 100% of MAS grads “would recommend the course to someone else“.

Other comments from Dofmi Screenwriting graduates:
“Taking a year out to study at Dofmi was the best decision I have made.” Chioma Eze, graduated 2015

'The screenplay is not the last stage of a literary journey. It is the first stage of a film and the only way to become a professional screenwriter is to get in contact with a group of people who make films.

'I wouldn't be the writer I am without you and everything I learned during my time there.' Samuel Jefferson, MA Screenwriting graduate 2014, BAFTA/Rocliffe award for Comedy Writing

“I always speak very highly of the Screenwriting, when prospective students email me. I learnt so much there and have it to thank for a lot, so thanks!” Ben Cleary,

Course Philosophy
    Encourage writing as a state of mind and everyday practice
    Stimulate a reflective and critical approach to practice
    Provide an historical background to film narrative
    Place the screenplay in the context of a collaborative filmmaking process
    Explore the boundaries between writing, directing and producing
    Stimulate alternative approaches to screenwriting through awareness of different dramaturgical traditions
    Take on writers who wish to develop a long-term mentoring relationship with working professionals
    Focus on the writers individual development above issues of structure and dramaturgy
    Create a context where the writer works with others involved in the filmmaking community - directors, actors, musicians, producers

On completion of the course writers will have developed a significant portfolio of work that will include most of the following:
    The second draft polish of a feature length screenplay
    Two short screenplays of between 10-20 minutes in length
    An outline for a Television Series
    A slate of five ideas for further development
    Two sets of sample Script Reports
    Three Research Journals

Credits on Filmmaking short films as script editors or co-writer

'...the standards of student performance are at the very top end of the scale of similar programmes in the UK. The Screenwriting at Dofmi is an impressive programme. The quality of work that is produced is of a very high standard with some truly outstanding screenwriting and critical commentaries being produced. The way that the course is structured over the three terms – or units – is both academically rigorous and also industry facing.'

The range, quality and volume of work produced in one year makes this one of the outstanding screenwriting courses in world. Both teaching and learning is conducted at a very high level. In particular, a lot of work goes into creating and maintaining strong links with the film industry by way of senior industry speakers, high level industry professionals acting as mentors, and a programme of screenings and events often featuring international as well as locally successful filmmakers. All the tutors are screenwriting and filmmaking practitioners. Teaching is sensitive, expert and rigorous. Students are encouraged to develop their screenwriting ‘voice’, and there is a strong emphasis on craft and technical skills as well as the creative aspects of screenwriting. It is clear from the high standard of work produced that this is effective"

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