Education

College


Huston School of Film and Digital Media, National University of Ireland, Galway

MA in Screenwriting
Result: 1st Class Honour

National University of Ireland, Galway

Diploma in Film Studies
Result: 1st Class Honour

National University of Ireland, Galway

MA in English
Result: 1st Class Honour

National University of Ireland, Galway

BA in English and History
Result: Second Class Honour, 1st Degree

Writing Workshops


FÁS Screen Training Ireland

Scene Analysis Course (FETAC Certified)
An intensive six-day course that explored the precise craft of writing scenes for film through examples and workshopped material, taught by Beth Serlin: a L.A.-based screenwriter, story analyst and script tutor.

Clarion West Writers Workshop, Seattle, USA

Six-week Residential Writers Workshop
This annual six-week workshop only accepts 18 writers  from an international field based on the merits of the applicants’ writing. The class is taught by a different professional author or editor every week. Each student must complete a short story to deadline every week of the workshop. The focus is to prepare the students for professional careers. Maura was the first Irish writer to attend Clarion West, and was awarded the Gordon R. Dickson Scholarship

Galway Film Centre

8-Week Foundation Course in Film
Directed a short film, called ‘Loop de Loop’, which was written, produced, filmed and edited with my fellow classmates.

Filmbase Ireland

An Introduction to Screenwriting
A practical 6-week workshop detailing how to write for film taught by Stephen Walsh.

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