Bournemouth University

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. 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

A Bachelor Honours degree, 2:1 or above or equivalent. Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry. An interview will be required. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Scriptwriting Across Platforms & Genres, Creative Story Development, Narrative Constructions, and Professional Practice. Option units (choose one): Master's Production Project or Master's Research Project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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

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