This part-time, flexible-learning programme will help you develop the writing skills essential for the screen industry and the theatre.
You willl explore the art of storytelling, the Aristotelian origins of drama, narrative structure, character function and creation, the exploitation of arena, decisions on location and key narrative tricks and devices.
You will also learn how to convert ideas into a saleable product, and how to deal with relevant legal and financial issues.
If you choose to specialise in Screen, your study will culminate in the creation of a two-hour feature film screenplay. If you choose to specialise in Theatre, you will write a full-length play/performance text.
Why should I choose this programme?
The script is the cornerstone of television and film production - from the point of conception through to the realisation of the final work, the script forms the spine, structure and design of the final creative project. All production ideas, decisions and executions emanate from it.
This programme trains those who wish to write, but it will also be useful for the many other roles that are essential to the industry: script editors, developers, producers, directors, agents and distributors all require a keen understanding of the writer’s craft.
Key skills, aims and objectives
You will develop transferable script skills which can be deployed in all areas of origination and creative analysis and which will enhance you employment prospects in a very wide and varied industry – not only as a writer but also as a script editor, reader, developer, producer, director, agent or distributor.
The programme will develop transferable script skills which can be deployed in all areas of origination and creative analysis and which enhance the employment prospects of anyone who wishes to work in a very wide and varied industry.