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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Screenplay Writing Film / Video / Television Production

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why study screen production (screenwriting)?

The boom in film drama, powered by companies such as Netflix, and the advent of streamed media and web content, is opening up new opportunities for scriptwriters.

Imaginative and skilled collaborators are needed to work on dramas, web series and films across diverse genres and with the right skills and experience, you could get your work commissioned on TV or online.

Why UWE Bristol?

Aimed at students with some experience of writing their own scripts already, our MA Screen Production (Screenwriting) supports you to develop scripts for your own dramas and feature films.

Focusing on the professional practices of writing, you'll learn about the structures, relationships and business environment of the screen industry, as you hone and develop your scripts.

UWE Bristol has sector-leading expertise in film, standing at third in the UK in the Guardian League Tables 2020.

You'll be taught by award-winning film and TV screenwriters, and trained in the individual and collaborative practices of scriptwriting.

Studying this in Bristol means you'll be part of the city's rapidly expanding screen business sector. The city is home to the renowned Bottle Yard Studios, and many leading independent production companies, as well as being one of two Channel 4 regional hubs, and the new production base for Netflix.

Working with Bristol Business School, you'll also gain the entrepreneurial skills to operate as a professional screenwriter, learning to work with producers, and developing skills in parallel professions such as script editing.

There'll be opportunities to network with other future creative leaders, working alongside students on our other postgraduate screen courses.

The course includes guest lectures by leading industry experts.

Where can it take me?

You'll be equipped to pursue a career as a professional scriptwriter in TV or film, to write web-series or pursue other modes of writing in the screen industries.

You could go on to be a writer or showrunner on a TV drama, or script your own original feature films. Or move into script editing or producing.

Careers / Further study

You'll be equipped to pursue a career as a professional scriptwriter in TV or film, to write web-series or pursue other modes of writing in the screen industries.

You could go on to be a writer or showrunner on a TV drama, or script your own original feature films. Or move into script editing or producing.

Modules

Screen Criticism and Analysis
Developing a Screen Business Concept for the Marketplace
Feature Film Screenwriting, Editing and Re-Writing
Screen Industries, Issues, and Debates
Final Project
Entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy
Television Screenwriting

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and a commitment to research and reflecting on their creative process. You should have some prior experience of writing screenplays, either as part of your studies or in your professional practice. Students on this course will be committed creative writers with a thirst for telling their stories in screen media.

University information

A champion of ambition, the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) offers students an exceptional learning environment dedicated to success. From developing skills, acquiring new qualifications, boosting career prospects, or embarking on a complete career change, UWE Bristol offers all students a welcoming and supportive environment within a thriving and inviting city. The university offers an impressive variety of taught and...more