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Bournemouth University


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.
Duration 3 years full time
Level MA
Cost The fees for this course for students enrolling in the academic year 2012/13 are: UK/EU full-time students: £6,500. International (non-EU) full-time students: £12,000. BU offers various discounts, scholarships and studentships. It may also be possible to pay your fees in instalments. For example, whether you're looking to study a full-time or part-time course, it is possible to pay in three instalments.
Taught by professionals and academics with a wide range of writing experiences, this course will allow you to develop your own authorial voice across a range of media platforms. You'll learn how to create, develop, write, edit and present your work effectively, and will graduate with a unique set of scriptwriting skills that will enable you to write successfully for a variety of media.
Recent graduates with an undergraduate degree (typically 2:1 or above). Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry.
You'll work on a range of scriptwriting assignments over the course of the year, from the short film to the feature film, television drama to television comedy, radio documentary to online drama. In the Cross-Platform unit, you'll shape your scriptwriting skills to suit a variety of media formats. Specific projects include a location-driven short film and a collection of scripts driven by character voice. The final Masters Production Project offers you the chance to develop a long-form piece of original writing or a portfolio of shorter scripts. All practical work is underpinned by a rigorous academic grounding in areas such as narrative, authorship, audience and industrial contexts. You'll be encouraged to challenge current thinking and explore possibilities of scriptwriting practice, and be guided to develop a deep understanding of the evolving industry that you wish to go on and work in.
Contact Information
Institution Bournemouth University
Weymouth House, Talbot Campus
BH12 5BB

Tel: 08456 501501
Fax: +44 (0)1202 962736
Department: The Media School
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