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Aberystwyth University

Scriptwriting (Screen and Radio)

Aberystwyth University’s MA in Scriptwriting is a highly vocational and industry-focussed course of study which actively seeks to prepare you for work as a scriptwriter for screen and broadcast. You will gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to enter the industry with confidence as well as finding the artistic stimulation to develop your own voice as a writer. This MA course is designed to give you a complete experience of the creative and practical processes of this specialist writing discipline. Upon completion of the degree, you will have created a portfolio of work to a professional standard, from initial concept to finished draft, and thereby be prepared for professional practice. Your course tutors possess a diverse range of professional experience from many quarters of the British Media industry and, based in the fabulously well-equipped Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, you will find all the support, encouragement and expertise you need to emerge as a unique and highly competent scriptwriter. This course is wholly practical and focussed on preparing you for success within a highly competitive creative industry. Aberystwyth’s Masters in Scriptwriting will provide you with a suitable foundation of theory and practice that can inform your further pursuit of Scriptwriting in a professional context. By completing this MA, you will gain a systematic knowledge of theories and techniques deployed by professional Scriptwriters and you will graduate confident in your readiness for engagement with the fast-moving demands of a range of entertainment, art and broadcast industries.
Duration One year
Level MA
Cost Fees for UK/EU students (2015/2016) £5,600 International students (2014/2015) £11,250 Fees are reviewed each year and may be subject to increases.
Assessment The taught part of the course (Part 1) is delivered and assessed through lectures, tutorials and essay projects. Successful completion of your portfolio (Part 2) leads to the award of an MA.
The minimum entry requirement for the MA in Scriptwriting is at least a BA Honours degree (2:1), but we will consider applicants with other experience which gives an equivalent basis for entry.
The modules will push you to: become fluent in narrative structure across a variety of media, including film, television and radio and the web; conduct independent, in-depth research into a chosen genre; and create a portfolio of work, including scripts and related material, that you can use as a calling card within the industry
Contact Information
Institution Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth University
Parry Williams Building, Penglais Campus
SY23 3AJ

Tel: (01970) 622828
Fax: (01970) 622831
Department: Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
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