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    Got offered a conditional place at Bournemouth University for 'Scriptwriting for Film and Television'.

    Other offers:

    1. Anglia Ruskin - Writing and Film (Unconditional)
    2. Essex University - English and Film (1 year Abroad)
    3. Kent University - English and American Literature and Film
    4. Portsmouth Uni - English and Film
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    Yes, a complete waste of time. You don't need a degree to write a script for anything. Furthermore, most of what you'll learn you can probably learn at an evening class, or as part of one of the other courses you have as an offer.

    Honestly, looking at your offers, Essex University probably has the best deal, especially with the year abroad. A year experiencing another culture definitely looks good on a potential CV.
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    (Original post by FrancisSin)
    Got offered a conditional place at Bournemouth University for 'Scriptwriting for Film and Television'.

    Other offers:

    1. Anglia Ruskin - Writing and Film (Unconditional)
    2. Essex University - English and Film (1 year Abroad)
    3. Kent University - English and American Literature and Film
    4. Portsmouth Uni - English and Film
    I can see you getting loads of answers simply saying 'yes, it's pointless' purely because a lot of users on TSR don't value Humanities degrees particularly highly. I don't think it's pointless, it's the skills you'd learn from script writing that will get you in with employers, just like you'd get from English or Film. Transferrable skills are key, even if you don't pursue a career in writing for actual shows.

    Something drew you into applying for it, so I'm assuming you don't think it's pointless yourself? Go through your offers, look at course content and see which offers particular modules you really want to study, if script writing is the one that jumps out the most, then go for it.
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    My concern would be that it's very specific, and what you want to do at the end of your degree might not be the same as what you want to do now. If after graduation you apply for say, a marketing position with a script writing degree, although there are certain transferable skills it might give the employer the impression that anything other than script writing is second choice.

    I'm no expert, but I doubt that it's any easier to get into script-writing with a script-writing degree than compared to say an English degree, which would also leave many more doors open (PR, Journalism etc).

    (Original post by Genocidal)
    Essex University probably has the best deal, especially with the year abroad. A year experiencing another culture definitely looks good on a potential CV.
    100% agree with this! :yy:
 
 
 
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