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Final Project / Dissertation / Portfolio


  • Credit value: 60 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Justin Schlosberg
  • Assessment: a 15,000-word academic dissertation on a topic related to long-form or watchdog journalism, or a 5000-6000-word journalistic feature or portfolio of features, plus 4000-word critical commentary. You may also submit an equivalent piece of broadcast or multimedia journalism instead of a written feature, as agreed by the programme director.

Module description

This is the culminating piece of screenwriting which will bring together the practical and theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout the course.

You will create an original project to work on and develop it through professional texts to draft a professional script through rewrites. The theoretical component will enable you to reflect on your practice and understand your screenwriting within the context of the industry and discourses of screenwriting.

The final project is based around self-organised study, and intensive writing with supervision both by a practice lecturer and theory lecturer for each part of the project. You will have one-to-one supervision support for the screenwriting drafts. There will be two introductory lecture-workshops to assist you in deciding on your project.