The curriculum outlines the subjects within the degree and their nature (basic, required, elective, etc.), the number of credits, etc. Topics are divided into subjects, which in turn are organized into modules.
Module I: Screenplay Theory
This module provides students with the knowledge required to effectively perform the role of screenwriter. This knowledge covers the creative and analytical aspects of audiovisual screenplays, and the module also provides comprehensive training in culture and the audiovisual market. Although the module is largely theoretical, it also includes a practical aspect, which is reflected in a portfolio of work by each student.
Module II: Fiction Screenplay I
Students will work in small groups to write a treatment for a fiction television series. The projects will be checked by practicing screenwriters every two weeks, so that the stories are constantly monitored in line with professional criteria. The first semester will end with the oral presentation of these projects before a committee and a supervised rewriting exercise.
Módulo III: Guión de Ficción II
Individually, students will write a first version of a screenplay for a feature film. As with the previous module, the project will be monitored and will include a rewriting exercise.
Module IV: Master's Thesis Project
This involves an individual assignment to rewrite a feature film and then defend it publicly before a committee made up of academic staff members and professional screenwriters. This defense, or pitch, will conclude the master's degree tasks.
The committee will assess the quality of the projects in terms of their dramatic and commercial value, as well as the rhetorical ability of the authors, who will have to make a brief presentation that summarizes the viability and strengths of their projects.
Module V: In-Company Training
The students will undertake specific tasks in the field of the audiovisual screenplay for a period of one to four months. The theoretical and practical knowledge acquired by students over the preceding eight months will be put to the test in a real professional setting. Internships are obligatory and form part of the master's degree credits.