Bournemouth University

Scriptwriting

With a uniquely collaborative emphasis, this course offers opportunities for some of the scripts you develop over the course to be produced, through close collaboration with students from MA Producing for Film and TV, MA Directing for Film and TV and MA Radio Production. This equips you with the skills and attitudes required for successful script development processes in the industry. The course is busy, intensive and involves much teamwork alongside individual writing practice. Throughout the course, 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. 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 or media production courses or with relevant professional experience. You may have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject or may be able to show your suitability for this programme of study through associated work-experience or evidence of and outputs from other related activities. Successful participation in MA Scriptwriting will enable you to emerge from the course as a writer with a distinctive authorial voice, an industry standard portfolio of scripts, experience of writing in formats and genres, and a robust attitude to collaboration and development.

Entry requirements

MA: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry. The academic team will look at your online application including your qualifications, personal statement and any work experience. Please make sure your application stands out from the crowd and leaves us in no doubt that you want to study at Bournemouth University. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Scriptwriting Across Platforms & Genres; Creative Story Development; Narrative Constructions; Professional Practice; Master's Production Project OR Master's Research Project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus BH12 5BB South West

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