International Screenwriting and Production
Campus: Milan, Università Cattolica
The Master in International Screenwriting and Production – MISP is a postgraduate program that aims at creating professionals working in the entertainment business (mainly screenwriters, story editors and producers), providing them with a thorough understanding of the audiovisual industry and a strong knowledge of the storytelling techniques, which are the heart of every project of feature film and television series.
The Master is organized in collaboration with Fondazione Perseus.
The Master in International Screenwriting and Production is part of a unique network of top companies and professionals of the entertainment industry in Italy and also in USA, in UK and in other European countries.
Some of the companies which have been offering internships and working on special projects in last years are: Alcon entertainment, Atlantyca, Aurora, Book on a Tree, Calon, Cattleya, Colorado, DeAgostini, Disney, Dugong, Eliseo, Federation Studios, Fremantle, Indigo, Lux vide, Mediaset, Medusa, Movimenti, NIeminen, Palomar, Publispei, QMI, Raicinema, Raifiction, Showlab, STabd by Me, Sky, Titanus, 3Zero2, Viola Film, WME, etc.
The Misp is characterized by the extremely high percentage of alumni that work successfully as writers or producers in the audiovisual industry: they have been authors of thousands of hours of prime time TV series and a good number of feature films, many of them highly successful and/or with a big International impact.
The Faculty is highly International, and gathers top professionals from America and from some of the main European industries. In past years there have been lectures by Oscar nominees and winners such as William Nicholson (Shadowlands, Gladiator, Les Miserables), David Seidler (The King’s Speech), Randall Wallace (Braveheart, The Man in the Iron Mask, We Were Soldiers).
" The film industry is one of the biggest players in the broader entertainment sector and it is considered a cornerstone of this industry.
To be successful in this industry is not just a matter of dreaming, but a matter of passion, talent and hard working. And a matter of education too.
At our Master in International Screenwriting and Production, whose Italian edition has been running since 2000, we have trained young professionals, a relevant number of which have been highly successful in several areas of this industry and in many countries.
With the same passion for education - and connection with the industry - we have decided to launch in 2016 a more International program focused on Screenwriting and Production, that has gathered brilliant students from more than twenty countries, so different as United States and Malaysia, Colombia and France, Russia and Lebanon, Spain and China…
This Program is not only addressed to graduates in Film, Communication or Media Studies, but it’s particularly suited to graduates in Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Languages, as well as Law, Business and other related schools.
We believe that in the show business (as in any other business) good ideas are important. But, like Ed Catmull, the visionary head of Pixar Animation Studios, we also believe that ideas are not enough: people --well trained, able to think, to evaluate, to choose and to create-- are even more important for success.
And a product of success, in the entertainment industry, can define who we are, because it defines what we love.
And those who can move the human heart can change the world."
Armando Fumagalli, Director of the Master in International Screenwriting and Production – MISP
Apply now: Deadline May 2nd, 2024 first round - September 2nd, 2024 second round
Classes start & Campus: September 24th for foreign students - October 8th for Italian students - Milan
Duration & Structure: 1 year from Tuesday to Friday, 10.00-17.30
Taught in English
Number of participants: 42 (up to 48)
Requirements: Bachelor degree