Your free exercise

The dialogue exercise Ed sets out in the video below is a quick and easy one that requires no prior experience in script-writing, just a pen and paper, and perhaps a cup of tea…

When you’ve completed this exercise, type it up (if you haven’t already) and send it in via the form below. We will read this and get back to you as soon as possible with tailored feedback on your short script. This will give you an idea of the type and quality of feedback our students receive, as well as highlighting your own strengths as a budding script-writer.Finally, please check out the rest of our taster pages, and if you’re interested in learning more about our degree programmes, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll happily organise a face-to-face or Zoom meeting.

About the full degree programme

As a student on our BA Creative Writing or our BA English & Creative Writing here at the University of Bolton, you’ll take a number of script-writing modules that will introduce you to writing for stage, screen and radio. You’ll cover everything from character and story beats to stage directions and script formatting, and then, in your second and third years, you’ll get to look more closely at the research redrafting processes that go into developing successful scripts for a variety of media. Our classes are designed to show you what it is to be a professional scriptwriter, all the way from the initial idea to the industry pitch. The sessions are lively and fun, and very practical: you will pursue projects that interest you, supported by staff members who will provide you with regular detailed feedback, support, and recommended readings and screenings.

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