With the breadth of content available to audiences across a wide array of platforms, there is a wealth of opportunity for talented writers to make a career in the creative sectors.
Central Film School
Eligible for Tuition Fee Loan
This course is designed to teach students the platforms, audiences, genres, and writing skills that a professional screenwriter needs to have a successful career in the creative sectors.
In this module you will engage with moving image as a specifically visual medium; drawing on traditions of art, photography and theatre. This module will foreground the importance of narrative sequence, with emphasis on framing, staging, and syntagmatic storytelling.
This module focuses on the study of films from multiple perspectives, including thematic, narrative structure, genre, ideology, and the relationship between style and technology. A number of critical responses to cinema – including genre study, auteur theory, and feminist critiques, will also be applied to featured titles both fiction and documentary.
This module focuses on analysing the origins of drama, and the different forms, media and elements of dramatic writing. Character, situation, conflict, action and theme are considered separately and illustrated via examples drawn from a range of media platforms.
This module aims to develop a professional critical eye in the assessment of a screenplay; and to provide you with the vocabulary and the tools for relevant analysis of a screenplay. You will be provided with the means to enhance your writing and narrative skills through advanced ‘writing coverage’ workshop activities.
This module will explore the codes, conventions and themes of various genres – via seminars, workshops, close textual analysis and student presentations, to see how these elements are applied to screenwriting.
This module will examine the characteristics of episodic fiction on television and online platforms. The principles and conventions that inform TV and internet platforms are examined in this module for you to fully understand the specific format characteristics.
Writing for Interactive Storytelling
This module aims to develop your skills in approaching narrative design in a professional and pragmatic manner – to develop an understanding of how to make good art with limited time and budget, in a way that is respectful to your audience.
This module aims to critically evaluate the theory and practice of interpretation and transposition, as key processes associated with adapting media for the screen.
This module requires you to write and pitch a completed professional treatment, and to prepare you for writing a second draft screenplay. The overall aim for this module is to develop your skill set to:
▪ draft and write professional feature film treatments
▪ enhance your pitching and presentation skills to a professional level
▪ develop close textual analysis skills, to evaluate feature treatments and screenplay
▪ develop and apply feature film writing skills
▪ plan and self-manage independent writing weeks.
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actors costs, shooting kit and Production budgets for module exercises.
of up to £11,100. EU students may also apply for funding from their country of domicile where applicable. The maximum annual tuition fee loan from Student Finance Wales is £9,250. For more information, please visit Student Finance Wales.
Including scholarships for International Students.
You will also need a Production hard drive for your work and travel expenses.
Students on this programme qualify for an exclusive discount with WritersDuet for use on their personal laptops or desktop computers.