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Bournemouth University

This course combines multi-disciplinary training in TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, and online journalism. These creative areas are enhanced by the traditional benefits of an academic education. The programme has close contact with leading journalists, editors, and professional training bodies. Practical work is project-based with students writing newspaper and magazine copy and producing radio and television bulletins and packages to industry standards and deadlines. A professional working environment is simulated in dedicated newsrooms and digitally equipped studios. Read more...

As a student on this course, you will develop a strong writing voice and develop high-level craft skills in order to produce scripts that have the potential to reach this industry Industry connections are a feature of this course, and you will benefit from a compulsory professional industry attachment and gain both detailed experience and valuable contacts for the future. The course provides a thorough study of various aspects of film, television and the media: history; theoretical underpinning; current status; future. This course is designed to suit both school / college leavers and mature students who wish to explore their creative voice and prepare themselves for new career opportunities in the writing industry. This scriptwriting course is creative, dynamic and very inclusive, and encourages its students to explore both themselves and the world that they live in through telling stories for the screen. Read more...

A two year distance-learning programme. Taught by academic staff who are all professional working writers, with wide-ranging industry credits. Combines four on-campus ‘Residentials’ with four ‘Writing Periods’ in-between, guided by distance-learning seminars and tuition with support from your tutors and interaction with your fellow students on a dedicated website. The intensive learning periods focus on scriptwriting craft, scriptwriting theory along with an awareness of industry practice. Read more...

This innovative Skillset Media Academy course is the first in the UK to explore scriptwriting for film, television, radio, the web and other forms of new media. Central to the course is that you won’t simply write, but through collaborations with producers, directors, editors, cinematographers, sound designers and radio practitioners, you'll have the chance to actually see some of your work get made. There's a wealth of production talent in BU’s Media School, and so as a scriptwriter you'll find opportunities of turning your creative ideas into finished products. Read more...

Convergence defines this award-winning journalism course – the first in the UK to explore the full potential of multi-platform news publishing. It is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. With their full multi-skilling, graduates of this course can cover any news or feature story for the web, for television, and for radio. They can easily take a story from one medium and transfer it into another – television to radio – radio to online text. Read more...