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Birkbeck College, University of London

Screenwriting (Certificate of Higher Education)

This programme offers you the opportunity to develop your screenwriting skills, to understand the social and political context of your work and to evaluate your performance. The modules are taught by practitioners who combine practical screenwriting skills with teaching experience.
Duration 2-3 years; one evening a week for each module.
Level Open Access
Cost If you are a new student starting on a course in autumn 2012, you may be able to get a student loan to cover your fees and other Birkbeck financial support.
 
To gain the Certificate of Higher Education, you must successfully complete modules worth a total of 120 CATS points. You should complete modules worth a minimum of 90 CATS points at Level 4 (including the compulsory module) and no more than 30 CATS points at Level 5. You may also include modules worth up to 30 CATS points from the Certificate of Higher Education in Film and Media towards this award (with the exception of The Press in Britain).
Requirements
None. However, all modules are taught at university level and you should be able to read, write and speak English fluently.
Modules
To gain the Certificate of Higher Education, you must successfully complete modules worth a total of 120 credit points. Take the compulsory module, Screenwriting (worth 30 credits), and choose option modules. You may also include modules worth up to 30 credits from the Certificate of Higher Education in Film and Media Studies towards this award (with the exception of The Press in Britain). Compulsory Module: Screenwriting. Option Modules: Introduction to Cinema, Television: History and Future, Script Editing and New Drafts, Media Genres: Adaptations for the Screen, Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: Introduction, Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: Approaches, Option Module: Screenwriting - The Thirty-Minute Script.
Contact Information
Institution Birkbeck College, University of London
Department of Media and Cultural Studies
Malet Street,
Bloomsbury, London
WC1E 7HX

Tel: 020 7631 6131
www.bbk.ac.uk/study/ce2012/screenwriting/awards/UECMESCR.html
Department: Department of Media and Cultural Studies
Contact Email: bbk.ac.uk/ask