M.A. Scriptwriting

Bournemouth University | Bournemouth , United Kingdom
MA Scriptwriting is an intensive course that develops your scriptwriting skills for working in a rapidly-changing and multi-platform media landscape. Uniquely for an MA in Scriptwriting, we guarantee that some of your scripts will be produced during the course, through close collaboration with MA Directing Film and Television, MA Producing Film and Television and MA Radio Production.



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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 12000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 7000 Year (EEA)
  • UK/EU/Channel Islands: £7,000
  • International (non-EU): £12,000
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Creative Story Development
  • Narrative Constructions
  • Professional Practice

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

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  • Qualification equivalent to a UK Honours Degree, (2:1 or above). Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry. Applicants are encouraged to provide details of relevant work experience and will need to provide examples of creative writing with their application. An interview is required. Applicants without a first degree but with significant industry experience may be considered in exceptional circumstances

Preferred subjects

Screenwriting, Creative Writing, Media Studies, English

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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