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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Screenplay Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme offers the opportunity to develop practical screenwriting skills and techniques, and to apply them to writing briefs, together with the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of communicating ideas in script form.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates go into careers in the creative industries, such as screenwriting, script editing and collaborating with readers/directors/producers/co-writers. Possible professions include screenwriter, creative writer, or higher education lecturer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a script writer, magazine or newspaper journalist, or English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Modules

This module will give you a foundation of creative methods for your own future screenwriting practice. During this 2-term module, you will consider your own approach to screenwriting, assess and develop a script idea, research and write a story premise and other development materials as required, and complete a film or television script of 50 minutes.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,075

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need a good degree in any related subject; other qualifications will be considered. Applications are encouraged from those with or without prior screenwriting experience. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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