Scriptwriting Workshop On-line
Level 4, 10 Credits.
We have 3 upcoming courses
The workshop runs on an ongoing basis, usually in the spring and autumn. If you would like to be contacted with the specific dates when these commence please Register your interest here.
Led by an experienced, professional scriptwriter and former BBC Drama script editor, Russ Gascoigne, the Scriptwriting Workshop Online offers personal, long distance tutorial support via e-mail to both new and more experienced writers who want to pursue a scriptwriting project of their own. You will be given advice and feedback on your work on a one-to-one basis along with suggestions for revisions. This support is primarily aimed at students writing for television or film who already have a completed script to work on. Enrolment in advance, accompanied by some brief autobiographical details and a short summary of your chosen project, is essential.
Russ Gascoigne has written for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and S4C, his credits ranging from soap through to the top-rating A Touch of Frost. He has worked on series such as McCallum, Family Affairs and The Bill and had original work commissioned by BBC Wales, BBC Scotland and BBC Northern Ireland as well as numerous independents.
In addition to being a BBC Drama script editor he has worked as a script-reader/consultant for numerous TV/film companies including The Movie Acquisition Corporation and the European Script Fund (pilot organisation of the EU’s MEDIA Programme, the largest feature film development fund in Europe and co-developer of numerous award-winning films) (Visit Russell’s Tutor Profile page).
Who is the online workshop for?
The workshop is primarily aimed at students who want to write for television or film who already a script ready to work on.
Learning and Teaching
Support is delivered via e-mail over a period of approximately ten weeks, the tutor offering students advice and feedback on their work (with suggestions for revisions and rewrites) as well as answering any questions about scriptwriting in general. The nature and extent of the support will be tailored to the students’ individual requirements. You will be expected to write in your own private time, with the guidance of your tutor, and to learn about revision, while at the same time becoming familiar with the fundamental concepts of scriptwriting.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects. There will be no formal examinations. The assessment will focus on the script on which you work during the workshop, looking for evidence of progress in your scriptwriting skills.
Most resources to which your tutor may direct you can be found online.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.