Maura McHugh


02/08 - 02/08

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 writer, story analyst and script tutor.

06/06 - 07/06

Clarion West Writers Workshop, Seattle, USA
Six-week Residential Writers Workshop
:: Each year Clarion West selects 18 writers from a competitive international field to prepare them for professional writing careers in science fiction and fantasy. Maura was the recipient of the Gordon R. Dickson Scholarship for 2006.

09/04 - 11/05

Huston School of Film (National University of Ireland, Galway)
MA in Screenwriting
:: Result: First Class Honours.

09/02 - 05/04

National Univeristy of Ireland, Galway
Diploma in Film Studies
:: Result: First Class Honours

02/03 - 04/03

Galway Film Centre
Foundation Course in Film
:: A practical course in filmmaking which culminated in the creation of a short film called Loop da Loop.

05/02 - 07/02

Filmbase Ireland
An Introduction to Screenwriting
:: A practical workshop detailing how to write for film.

12/98 - 01/99

Certified Lotus Specialist
R4 Lotus Notes Administrator levels I & II.

09/92 - 05/96

Trinity College Dublin, Dublin
School of English
Studying for a Ph.D. by research in Contemporary Women's Fiction.
:: Took a career break in May 1996 to pursue opportunity in full-time employment.

09/89 - 08/91

National Univeristy of Ireland, Galway
Department of English
MA by research in 19th Century Anglo-Irish Fiction.
:: Result: First Class Honours

09/86 - 06/89

National Univeristy of Ireland, Galway
Department of English & History
BA in English & History
:: Result: Second Class Honours, First Degree

M i s c e l l a n e o u s

I was born in the USA, but my family moved to Ireland when I was three years old so I received all education in this country. I hold dual citizenship and have an American and Irish passport. I worked in New York every summer from 1986 - 1990 before moving there to work for a year from October 1991 to October 1992. Apart from one summer in 1993, I've lived in Ireland permanently ever since. I visit the USA on a regular basis.

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