I recently joined the forums as I am interested in writing for comics and screen.
My day job is managing a User Experience design consultancy based within a University. To reach my current position I’ve achieved two good degrees related to Multimedia and HCI.
I’d like to change the focus of my career to working as a writer / script reader / editor. Or initially a support role in publishing.
My question is, in order to enter the roles I mention above would I benefit from doing another degree related to writing or publishing? Or can I achieve this just through short courses and self publishing to build up a portfolio of work?
If qualifications would be beneficial then what sort of subjects?
Any opinions would be appreciated, especially from people who have ‘made it’.