Master's degree in Screenwriting

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The TAMK Direct Application for Master’s Programmes starts on 7 December 2022, at 8:00 am (Finnish time UTC+2) and ends on 18 January 2023, at 3:00 pm (Finnish time UTC+2). All sections of the pre-task must be uploaded to your application in Studyinfo by the end of the application period. After this, it is not possible to submit pre-tasks. Only pre-tasks returned by the deadline will be taken into consideration and evaluated. Please read all the instructions on this page carefully.

Pre-task instructions

The application period opens on 7 of December 2022 and ends on 18 January 2023. The pre-task has to be uploaded to the application by 18 January 2023 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Assessment of the pre-task

It is possible to score a maximum of 50 points from the pre-task. A minimum of 10 points is required for the pre-task to be accepted. Based on the pre-tasks, the applicants are selected for online interviews.

We will not explain how to interpret the pre-task.

While applying, complete the following steps.

Step 1. Pre-task

1. TWO FILM IDEAS based on the theme: When I made a totally wrong decision

Present both ideas with at least the following elements: title of the film, intense feeling of writers’ relation to the subject he/she is writing, genre, main characters (name them), central tension, and main turning points of the story. Max. 300 words/idea. Font Courier 12, line spacing 1,5.

Assessment criteria

  • Storytelling skills, creativity, courage to put oneself on a stake
  • Potential to become a professional screenwriter and a passion for storytelling
  • Desire to communicate a message creatively to an audience


Present yourself in your curriculum vitae and tell us why you are a perfect candidate for the programme.  The minimum amount for this pre-task two (cv and motivation letter) is 2000 characters, and the maximum is 6000 characters.

Assessment criteria:

  • The personal approach is well reasoned
  • Motivation and ability to learn
  • Relevant prior skills and experience in Screenwriting
  • If the pre-task two (cv and motivation letter) is under the minimum or over the maximum character count, it will affect the assessment negatively. (1 character = 1 number/1 space/1 letter)

Step 2. Fill in the online application via and upload the pre-task on the application

Apply via portal from 7 December 2022 – 18 January 2023 at 15.00 Finnish time. To see the information about the TAMK Master’s Degree Programme in Screenwriting on, search for ”TAMK Culture” or “MA in Screenwriting” or select this link.

Name the pre-task files this way:



Step 1. Submit your application through the portal.

The application form closes on 18 January 2023 at 3pm (Finnish time UTC+2).

  • Fill in the requested information on the application form
  • Upload the necessary enclosures to the application
  • If you have problems with sending the application form or uploading the attachments to the application form, contact TAMK’s admissions services immediately
  • Submit your application by the deadline

Step 2. Upload the pre-task to your application

When you have sent your application by the deadline, you will receive a confirmation email with a link through which you can add attachments to your application. The pre-task must be uploaded to the application form and saved by 3pm (Finnish time UTC+2) on 18 January 2023. Please start returning the pre-task well in advance to avoid possible problems due to internet connection or server load. Pre-tasks submitted to TAMK after the deadline will not be considered in the student selection.

  • Name your file clearly (e.g. Surname_FirstName_Pre-task.pdf)
  • Upload the pre-task to your application
  • OBS! Please note that a video file (if required) must be uploaded directly onto your application. Videos saved elsewhere and returned as a link will not be considered in the student selection. If it seems like the file is taking too long to download, you can try compressing the video file to a smaller size.
  • Save the changes you made to the application form.

Please start the uploading your pre-tasks well in advance to avoid last-minute technical challenges!

Note that changes to your application form will not be saved unless you click the save modifications button at the top of the page before the deadline.

Best of luck!