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BA (Hons)Film Studies and Screenwriting

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

This programme is built on the acquisition of relevant subject knowledge, critical approaches and key skills in Year 1. These are developed in Years 2 and 3 while integrating the study of film and creative practices in film, and enhancing research skills to allow you to work in both independent and informed ways at advanced
levels of study.

Practical work develops integrated knowledge of a wide range of theoretical concepts and the ability to employ methodological skills and tools applicable to career in scriptwriting, screenplay development and other creative text production roles in the media/film industry.

In Year 2, you take two/three Film Studies and two/three Screenwriting optional modules depending on which area you choose to undertake your Dissertation in. In Year 3, you choose at least three Film Studies and three Screenwriting optional modules.

Programme structure

Year 1

Core modules:
Reading Film
Film Criticism
Creating Short Screenplays
Genre Filmmaking
Film Form, History and Culture
Film Narrative
The Director: Auteur Filmmaking
Script Report Writing

Year 2

Core modules:
Approaches to Film
Screenwriting and Character
Screenwriting
Scriptwriting for Mainstream Television
Researching Film Studies (if undertaking Dissertation in Film Studies)

Optional modules:
Myths, Dreams and Creative Writing
Telling True Stories
Classical Hollywood Cinema
Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema
Contemporary European Cinemas
Music and Film
Gangster and Crime Film
British Cinema – Comedy, Realism and the Imaginary
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Film Cultures and Globalisation
Literature and Film
Literary Adaptations for Film and Television
Volunteering for Film Studies and Screenwriting

Year 3

Core modules:
Extended Independent Study
or
Writing Project
or
Dissertation

Optional modules:
Melodrama and Film
Film and the City
Film and Reality: Modernity, Modernism and Postmodernism
Advanced Screenwriting: Adaptation
Scriptwriting – Innovation within Popular Forms
Creative Visions
Adapting Crime Fictions
Science Fictions and Fantasies
Authorship and Film
Stars
Cult Film and Art Cinema
Gothic Film
Killer Films
Identity in Contemporary Films
Film Script Development

Career opportunities

Graduates pursue careers in film- and television related industries as professional writers, script editors or in production, journalism, teaching, or other professions requiring advanced communication skills.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States