Taught course

Transmedia Screenwriting

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Arts

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.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

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 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

Upon completion of the course you will have acheived the following learning outcomes:

developed the writing and narrative skills required for original, sophisticated and well-crafted scripts in a range of media
developed your critical understanding of a number of theoretical concepts in narrative, genre and new media, and to apply these in analysing and reflecting on scripts
aquired an advanced knowledge of the story tellers' role within the media industries and their wider social, political and economic context
awareness of current professional practice in creating scripts in a range of media
enhanced your ability to critically appraise and test screenwriting projects in terms of their creative and commercial potential across various forms, formats and markets

Transmedia Screen Writing is distinct from other Creative Writing MAs through its emphasis on narrative, creativity, genre and commercial/economic viability across a variety of media.

The MA affords students the opportunity to complete a PG Certificate in Transmedia Screen Writing as well as a PG Diploma in Transmedia Screen Writing.

The PG Certificate is a programme of study that requires you to complete a minimum of three modules. You will be allowed to enrol and complete one module of your choice but must successfully complete Future Narratives: Transmedia Storytelling (7CW001) and Research Methods: The Screenwriter's Craft & Practice (7CW002) in order to obtain a PG Certificate.

Information for international students

Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Please see below for contact details
0800 953 3222