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Screenwriting Postgraduate Certificate

Screenwriting Postgraduate Certificate

Different course options

Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

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.

A distinctive feature is a fast-track core module, which will enable graduates in other fields to gain detailed knowledge of screenwriting conventions, an understanding of common formats, and the ability to analyse a brief and evaluate one’s own writing within a commercial context. Armed with the core skills of the fast-track course, a subsequent module will develop your skills in writing a draft script in either film or television format.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

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.

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)

£2,880

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,240

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in any related subject; other qualifications will be considered. Applications are encouraged from those with or without prior screenwriting experience. In addition to our online application, you will need to complete and submit an entrance task.

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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