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MA Transmedia Screen Writing

Course Description

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)

scriptwriter, script editor, script reader, script supervisor



writer-producer or writer-director

technical video scriptwriter

media journalist


museum, heritage and tourism writer (e.g., virtual/interactive tours)

e-learning developer

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.

Visit the MA Transmedia Screen Writing page on the University of Wolverhampton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should have:a good Honours degree (1st, 2:1) or equivalent in a relevant subject a commitment to creative writing and a level of practical experience a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0, including 7.0 in the written element, or equivalent) You are also encouraged to apply if you:have a significant professional experience in a relevant subject have a 2:2 degree in a relevant subject: however, you would be registered on a prescribed Postgraduate Certificate and successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate programme allows you to progress to the full Masters programme.

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