Our BA (Hons) Screenwriting course allows you to find your own voice, hone your creativity, and gain the skills and disciplines required for a future career in the screenwriting industry. This course examines the art, craft and industry of Screenwriting, with a particular emphasis on contemporary practice and commercial requirements. Guided by a team of professional and experienced Screenwriters, with credits in Feature Films, TV Drama and award winning short films, the course aims to develop writers with an awareness of industry, form and creative approaches used in generating vibrant and original screenplays. The course explores structure, genre, character and tone through project work and analysis as students shape their style and processes. Covering a range of content and platforms the course is 75% practical. Throughout the course, you will learn to produce a portfolio of work that aligns your skills with your commercial and professional objectives to enhance your career prospects. Our team of professional and experienced screenwriters are here to help you create your best work and prepare you to proceed into the screenwriting industry at a professional level. We regularly welcome a wide range of industry insiders to hold talks and deliver guest lectures to provide you with a unique insight into the professional world. Finally, as a part of the Department of Creative Industries you will benefit from our industry partnerships with companies including HyperX, DXRacer, Twitch, ARRI, and AVID, and be able to access to industry standard software such as Nuke, Maya and Houdini.
Year One In your first year, you will learn the foundations of screenwriting and film studies as you begin to examine the craft of smaller screenplays such as those for short films and audio dramas. Year Two Your second year allows you to begin to branch out and explore more wider areas of screenwriting, such as writing for games and TV, the psychology of screenwriting, and narrative design. Year Three In your third year, you will work towards you final major screenwriting project that acts a culmination of your learning throughout your degree. You will also look to expand your knowledge of genre, form, and writing for a mass audience as you develop your employability by building your online portfolio of your creative work.
Your screenwriting modules will be assessed in a number of innovative and professional-relevant ways, including: -Script Drafting and redrafting -Presentations -Reflective essays -Essays on relevant practices or film studies. -Work shopping in groups.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No component less than 5.5|
|PTE Academic||50||50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing|
Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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University of Chichester
Bishop Otter Campus
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