As of today, I am now officially a student again, having enrolled in the MA in Scriptwriting course at Bath Spa University. I am taking the 6 module course part time over two years, 3 modules this year (Dramatic Structure from now until Christmas) and 3 modules next. The course works through weekend workshops – 3 for every module – held at the Corsham Court campus (near Chippenham, seat of the Methuen family – a beautiful house, complete with roaming peacocks) where we have to read out what we’ve been writing and hear/give feedback on it.
There are 12 people on the course – although I am the only part-timer – and they all seem very bright and friendly and I am looking forward to working with them all. It will be good to have some targets, dates to aim for – it’s all to easy to drift when you’re writing for yourself, on your own.