On completion of the degree, students will have created a portfolio of work to a professional standard, from initial concept to finished draft.
Some of the key features of the MA Scriptwriting (Screen and Radio) include: course leaders with a diverse range of experience as scriptwriters; a strong emphasis on the structure of well-told stories across a variety of media, including film, television and radio and the web; independent, in-depth research into a chosen genre; the creation of a portfolio of work, including scripts and related material, that students can use as a calling card within the industry.
The MA Scriptwriting (Screen and Radio) has been developed in-line with Skillset criteria, encouraging training and education that supports the creativity, productivity and effectiveness of the UK’s media industries.
The programme consists of two pathways, allowing students a degree of depth and specialisation. In Semester One, all students will be introduced to film, television and radio formats.
By Semester Two, each will have chosen a speciality, and will be working within a chosen medium. By Semester Three, they will have commenced work on a final portfolio within their chosen genre.
- Structure, Genre and Formats (Compulsory)
- Practical Television Production (Option 1)
- Television Programme Analysis (Option 2)
- The Film Text: Analysis and Interpretation (Option 3)
- Writing Broadcast Radio Play Scripts (Compulsory)
- Genre and Formats: Individual Research (Compulsory)
- Writing Portfolio (Compulsory)