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Online Masters in Writing for Script & Screen PGDip

Falmouth University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Falmouth University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    14 months

Course summary

Writing for Script & Screen Course Overview

Gain the writing skills, industry know-how, professional skills and experience of collaborative working that the ever-changing screen-writing industry demands.

Learn how to function within a professional environment across different screen industries, and create work that stands out from the crowd.

Develop your portfolio across different platforms or focus on the mediums and genres that interest you through live briefs, collaborative projects and independent research.

You will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of storytelling and how these can be applied to your chosen script medium
  • Gain the professional skills needed to compete in the script writing industries, including how to write treatments, develop characters and setting, present your work in the correct format, and pitch your ideas
  • Collaborate and network with other script professionals around the world
  • Gain the research skills, critical and theoretical approaches needed to underpin your practice
  • Gain an understanding of current trends and developments in the screen industries.

Why study with us?

This PGDip is built to help students establish successful careers as writers in the script writing industries, irrespective of where they are in their professional journey.

You may be a recent graduate looking to develop specialist knowledge, or a writer who wants the skills to adapt existing work for screen. You might be a current practitioner in the screen industries who’s keen to further your growth. As a student of the course, you’ll receive the support you need to reach your career goals.

This is because our modules are designed to help you in the real world – from honing your creative capabilities to developing the networking and presentation skills that are essential to creating professional relationships and securing work.

Upon graduating from the course, you’ll be well-equipped to work professionally across a variety of mediums – including video games, cinema, television or digital media.

What you’ll learn

Explore fundamental questions of storytelling and scriptwriting, develop scriptwriting portfolios and professional briefs, and learn how to promote yourself as a freelance scriptwriter.

Careers and employability service

In addition to the guidance offered by our tutors, you can also access our RealWORKS, our careers and employability service throughout your studies, and for up to 5 years following graduation.

Our expert team will help you identify potential opportunities in the UK or internationally, prepare for job interviews, advise you on starting up your own business, and more.

Application deadline

10 May 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,300overall cost

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

University information

Falmouth University

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  • Campus address

    Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, TR11 4RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    109 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%



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