For more information about Scriptwriting at Bournemouth University, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 8000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 13500 per year

All study options

About Scriptwriting at Bournemouth University

With a uniquely collaborative emphasis, this course offers opportunities for some of the scripts you develop over the course to be produced, through close collaboration with students from MA Producing for Film and TV, MA Directing for Film and TV and MA Radio Production. This equips you with the skills and attitudes required for successful script development processes in the industry. The course is busy, intensive and involves much teamwork alongside individual writing practice.

Throughout the course, you will develop your ideas from concept to industry standard final draft, with a development process that includes research, pitching, presentations, script reading and networking events, workshop groups, tutorials, script editing, and rewriting for production.

You will be encouraged to nurture and reflect on your creative process and originality of voice, and to explore the contexts – critical, creative and industrial that inform scriptwriting today.

The course is taught by scriptwriting professionals and theorists, alongside an exciting programme of industry guest speakers. The course is suitable for students who have previously developed their own creative writing projects within humanities or media production courses or with relevant professional experience.

Successful participation in MA Scriptwriting will enable you to emerge from the course as a writer with a distinctive authorial voice, an industry standard portfolio of scripts, experience of writing in formats and genres, and a robust attitude to collaboration and development.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry. The academic team will look at your online application including your qualifications, personal statement and any work experience. Please make sure your application stands out from the crowd and leaves us in no doubt that you want to study at Bournemouth University. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Location of Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University main campus is shown on the map below:

Read more about studying in the UK