BA (Hons) Screenwriting (Joint Honours)

University of Worcester
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Worcester
English
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About this program

BA (Hons) Screenwriting (Joint Honours)

Screenwriting at Worcester emphasises learning through practice, giving you the opportunity to nurture your love of story and refine your skills as a writer and media practitioner for the 21st century.

You'll develop your own voice by learning a variety of scriptwriting techniques, building industry awareness and engaging with prospective employers. You'll have opportunities to see your work in production through the University's Digital Arts Centre, Journalism Labs and Drama Studios.

Our lecturers have both academic and professional expertise, with strong industry backgrounds, so they are well placed to challenge your writing abilities and help you create professional networks.

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Admission requirements

104 UCAS tariff points (for example, BCC at A Level)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Two year-long, mandatory modules provide a strong foundation in creating ideas, formatting scripts and analysing story design and structure:

  • Scriptwriting: Ideas and Development
  • Story Design and Analysis

Year 2

  • TV Scriptwriting: Concept and Development

Optional

  • Developing the Feature Film
  • Writing for Radio
  • Writing for Interactive Media
  • Script Editing
  • Screen Adaption: Texts and Platforms
  • Playwriting

Year 3

  • Industry, Practices and Applications

Optional

  • Scriptwriting Negotiated Project
  • Dissertation
  • Feature Film (Dissertation)
  • Radio and Television Comedy
  • Career Portfolio
  • Writing for Performance

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical group work, peer review sessions and individual development tutorials.

Tuition

UK/EU students

  • Tuition fee for full-time: £9,250 per year.
  • Tuition fees for part-time: £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

International students

  • Tuition fee for full-time: £13,100 per year.

Continuing studies

This course also provides a strong basis for further postgraduate study and academic research.

Career paths

Screenwriting graduates enter careers in:

  • Television and Film Production
  • Script Development
  • Script Editing
  • Directing
  • Arts organisation
  • Publishing
  • Media and journalism
  • Education
  • Media research
  • Advertising
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Film Festival Organisation
  • Business and industry.

About this institute

University of Worcester

Founded in 1946, the University of Worcester is a public campus based university located in the charming city of Worcester - where lively city culture and idyllic rural beauty combine to offer the best of both worlds. The University of...


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