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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

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University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    55th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 103 8

    15th out of 55 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    143 75%

    18th

    24
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    42nd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    42nd

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    109 64%

    36th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    5th

    4

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