Screenwriters are responsible for the vast majority of storylines we see in films and television programmes. As a screenwriter, you will work either by yourself or with a team to create original stories for characters, adapt well known books, or recreate old storylines. By studying for a degree in screenwriting, you will be able to take your talent in writing and turn it into a career, gaining industry standard skills and experience.
An undergraduate degree in screenwriting will provide you with a good foundation of knowledge in the area. The modules you study will develop your creative writing skills, your ability to transform ideas from page to screen, how to create original narratives, and the language of film scripts, among other things.
Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as incorporating practical sessions. You may also be presented with the opportunity to take part in a work experience placement module or year, which will allow you to develop your professional practice.