The future for writing and reading is moving towards transmedia and storytelling. Rather than a particular narrative being limited to a book, TV episode or graphic novel, storylines are now being extended into other platforms.
This new MA will equip participants with the creative, professional and technical knowledge and craft skills required by professional screenwriters across a range of media—from interactive narratives, Twitter fiction and blogging to webisodes, mobisodes and movellas, as well as film and television.
Modules studied will include:
Future Narratives: Transmedia Storytelling
Writing for Film and Television
Writing for Interactive & New Media
Writing for Animation
Business Futures for Transmedia Writers
Research Methods: The Screenwriter's Craft & Practice
Masters Writing Project
Possible career routes include (but are not limited to)
museum, heritage and tourism writer (e.g., virtual/interactive tours)
On a much broader scale, the programme will also enhance the individual qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgement, good communication skills, personal responsibility, creativity and initiative in the professional environment.
The MA will also provide a sound intellectual and stylistic platform for students to progress on to doctorate level study and a career in higher education.