You will leave the course with skills and experience in conceptualising, developing and writing scripts that not only reflect your voice as a writer, but also have been through an intense development process that emulates industry best practice.
During the year, you will write a range of projects for film, TV, radio and online, with a strong focus on script development, transmedia storytelling, and the role of the writer in the development process. You will develop your ideas from concept to industry standard final draft, with a development process that includes research, pitching, presentations, script reading and networking events, workshop groups, tutorials, script editing, and rewriting for production.
You will be encouraged to nurture and reflect on your creative process and originality of voice, and to explore the contexts – critical, creative and industrial - that inform scriptwriting today. Professional studies will support your understanding of the industry practices and regulations affecting scriptwriting as a career.
The course is taught by scriptwriting professionals and theorists, alongside an exciting programme of industry guest speakers.
The course is suitable for students who have previously developed their own creative writing projects within humanities and/or media production courses or those who can demonstrate skills and knowledge in storytelling. It is also suitable for those with relevant professional experience.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Screenwriting, Creative Writing, Media Studies, English
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
Bournemouth University is a modern and innovative institution with four Academic Schools and one Faculty, reflecting our emphasis on education as a pathway to professional success.