Module Leader, MA Writing for Script & Screen
|2015||Associate Fellow||Higher Education Academy|
|2012||MA Screenwriting||Bournemouth University|
|2007||Diploma in Advanced Film Making||St. John's Central College, Ireland|
|2006||Diploma in Film and Video Production||St. John's Central College, Ireland|
Research interests and expertise
John is a PhD candidate at Bangor University, and received a master of arts degree from Bournemouth University in screenwriting. He researches and publishes on the subjects of screenwriting and storytelling in digital media and cinema. This research primarily focuses on the application of new digital media tools in screenwriting and the impact that this has had on media practitioners, in order to better understand their contribution to the creative industries. His work combines theoretical research with a practice-led mode of discovery, which allows access to critical theories of media through creative expression. It builds on current research into remediation in cinema by exploring the impact of digital technologies in content creation and how they can bridge the fields of creative writing, performance and media production, across film, television, games and web content.
- Creative Writing
- Film Making
- Games and Virtual Worlds
- Media Production
Publications and research outputs
Cortese, MichelaFinnegan, John and The Script Department Ltd., (2019), The Dead Cry Out, Cornwall
Finnegan, John and Mac Coille, Oisin(2016), Still Life, Galway, Ireland
Finnegan, JohnCortese, Michela, (2019), The Script Department, Cornwall, Item availability may be restricted.
Ensslin, Astrid, Balteiro, Isabel, Finnegan, John and Bloomsbury(2019), Bad language and Bro-up Cooperation in Co-sit gaming, In: Approaches to Videogame Discourse Lexis, Interaction, Textuality, Bloomsbury, UK, ISBN: 9781501338465
Finnegan, John(2017), Beyond the page: Crowdsourcing as a case study for digital screenwriting techniques, In: New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, Intellect, UK, 15 (2), pp. 209-228, ISSN: 14742756, Item availability may be restricted.
Finnegan, John(2016), The screenplay and the spectator: Exploring audience identification in narrative structure, In: Journal of Screenwriting, Intellect, United Kingdom, 7 (3), pp. 319-331, ISSN: 17597137
Areas of teaching
- MA Writing for Script & Screen MA