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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course has a unique collaborative emphasis, offering the opportunity for some of your scripts you develop to be produced through close collaboration with students from the MA Producing Film and Television and MA Directing Film and Television courses, equipping you with the skills and attitude required for successful script development processes in the industry.

As a graduate on this course, you’ll have developed the skills to work in the Film, Media, TV, Scriptwriting and Production industry.

Develop your ideas from concept to industry-standard final draft, developing your own voice, learning how to critique the work of others and make industry contacts to pitch for employment in this competitive industry
All of our teaching staff have worked on Film, Television and multiplatform projects from BBC 1 and Channel 4 through to LEGO’s Character & Story division
See your scripts come to life and contribute to others’ productions by working collaboratively with students across the framework
This intense course allows you the opportunity to work both in teams in addition to producing individual writing pieces
Successful participation in this course will enable you to emerge from the course as a writer with a distinctive authorial voice, with an industry-standard portfolio of scripts, experience of writing in a range of formats and genres and a robust attitude to collaboration and development
You’ll graduate with an International Moving Image Society (IMIS) accredited degree, indicating professionalism and industry relevance, allowing you to benefit from attending events and networking with new entrants to the industry
You’ll benefit from regular industry guest speakers and alumni. Previous speakers include; Ben Cookson - Feature Film Writer/Director, Waiting for Anya 2020, Almost Married 2014, Sally Rowberry - Head of Scripted development, Red Arrow Studios, Peter Fellows - Screenwriter, Death of Stalin 2017, Veep season 2, 2015, Louis Ackerman - Screenwriter, Into the Dark for HULU 2018, Lucy V Hay - Screenwriter, blogger, Bang2write and Sam Doland De Vaux - Screenwriter, Emmerdale.


The knowledge and skills you will gain from this degree will enable you to pursue relevant roles in the film and television industries such as a Director, Script supervisor, Script Editor, Scripted Development, Storyliner, Reader, Scriptwriter, Script Editor, and Creative Producer.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bournemouth University

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  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 55 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    127 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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