In your first year you’ll gain confidence and develop your writing skills in a range of different media. You will get used to completing writing tasks and sharing your work through our Creative Writing Workshop 1. You will learn the basics of writing for TV and film in Introduction to Scriptwriting and develop your journalism skills through Magazine Journalism 1. You will explore the potential of digital media as a vehicle for your creativity through Online Storytelling. At the end of the year, on the Professional Writing module, you will work with all the students on the course in completing a series of projects for external clients, gaining valuable practical experience of group work, and working to a brief, for your future career as a writer.
In Year 2 you will continue to develop your creative writing skills and confidence through Creative Writing Workshop 2 and you will also take a module on Life Writing, thinking about how to write your own life story and the stories of others. You will continue to develop your journalism skills through Magazine Journalism 2 and your understanding of film and television production through Script to Screen. You will learn more about the world of interactive and game-based online narratives in Digital Narratives. At the end of the year you will again participate in the Professional Writing module.
In your final year all the writing skills you have developed will go into producing a major Professional Portfolio of your own writing. You will also put all that you have learned about film-making into producing a short 10-minute film in Advanced Short Film Production. You will create a piece of experimental work developed from Creative Writing Workshop 3: Experimental Writing. You will continue to develop your journalism skills and your employability through Specialist Magazine Writing and Professional Writing 3.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: