Screenwriting & Producing - BA (Hons)

This programme is designed to develop the next generation of script writers and producers for the screen - individuals equipped to work on both sides of the film and television industry. 

The degree trains and educates new young script writers in the commercial and production side of the screen industry, and develops key skills which are essential for career success as a script writer or producer.

In addition, you will undertake a work placement that will give you first-hand experience of working in the industry.

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Why should I choose this programme?

The 'writer-producer' is the ideal model for the creative individual entering film and TV today.

This degree will develop your ability to both create work and produce it, and the skills to operate on both sides of the traditional ‘boundary’ between different roles.

It will nurture your creative development as a writer and director, as well as sharpen your business acumen and understanding of the production process.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Script planning, creation and development skills
  • The ability to write, cast, direct and produce your own scripts
  • Skills in filming, editing and producing screen projects
  • The ability to create TV drama, movie-length features and commercials
  • Research skills and the ability to adapt material into dramatic form
  • People management, mediation and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to make key industry judgements – why and how a major screen project will work

Future opportunities

This programme will enable you to develop the full range of skills needed to work as a writer, director or producer in the TV or film industry. You will gain production and management expertise, together with industry-standard skills in script evaluation and the ability to write high-quality scripts yourself.

 

Additional information

From conception to realisation, the script is the heart of a screen project. All production emanates from it, and the industry is governed by those who work most directly with it - writers, directors and producers.

Telling the story
You will develop competence in screenwriting practice and language, script formatting and terms, the process of script planning and story and plot refinement through script development stages.

You will build up gradually from writing shorter scripts to fully formed feature scripts. In the final year you will devise and script a full-length movie screenplay and write, cast, direct and produce your own short film.

Producing the work
You will learn about the structure and mechanics of the screen industry, the criteria by which to judge new ideas and the skills to convert them into screen productions, plus marketing, legal issues, budgeting and financial practices. You will develop the ability to manage your own and others’ creativity and to liaise effectively with writers, directors, actors and agents.

You will create your own one-hour TV drama series, including characters, locations and storylines, and a full script for the first episode. You will also learn to devise and shoot an industry-standard commercial.

Industry placement
A period of work placement between Years 2 and 3 will give you an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the creative industries and build your personal network of industry contacts.

Working in an area of the industry relevant to your skills, interests and abilities, you will learn to understand its current working practices, develop your organisation and research skills and handle people and teams.

You will be supported before, during and after your placement by our Careers & Business Relations team.

Modules

Year 1

  • Script Adaptation, Development and Presentation
  • Introduction to Production
  • Academic and Creative Skills
  • Global Perspectives
  • Thirty-Minute Script
  • Business and Law for the Creative Producer
  • Visual Storytelling in Drama 

Year 2

  • Creating a 1-hour TV Drama Series
  • Creating a TV Commercial
  • Study Period Abroad 
  • Study Abroad Dissertation

Year 3

  • Development of the Major Script
  • Creating and Producing the Short Film
  • Completion of the Major Script
  • Producing and Marketing the Major Script

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Future start dates

18 September 2017

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Fees

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2017
Annual tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

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Academic requirements

We invite applications from students who can demonstrate that they have the motivation and potential to succeed in a career in the creative industries, and a level of personal maturity and self-direction consistent with the demands of a competitive programme.

We require a minimum of two passes at GCE A Level at grade C or above, and five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including Maths and English. We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • Five Scottish Highers
  • Five Irish Leaving Certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Full Diploma
  • French Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur
  • Italian Maturita
  • US High School Diploma with 3 APs at grade 3 or 2 APs at grade 4
  • Swedish Slutbetyg

Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted; please contact us for further information.

Subject to your academic eligibility, successful applicants may be invited to attend an interview. We prefer to interview at our London campus but if you are unable to travel to London a telephone or Skype interview can be arranged.

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

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For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.0 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

How to apply

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • Two recent passport-sized colour photographs, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at: admit@regents.ac.uk
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation, and (where needed) the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UKVI website (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa): https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

Transfer of credits:       

If you have already participated in degree level education, you may be able to transfer some of your credits towards one of our BA (Hons) degrees. Any applicant being considered for Advanced Prior Learning (APL) will be required to have equivalent qualifications from another university that meet the learning outcomes of the undergraduate degree programme.

To apply for transfer of credit, you must provide detailed descriptions (certified translations where necessary) of any courses taken, and transcripts of relevant grades. Transfer of credit will only be assessed before entry and is at the discretion of RUL. Please note, students may only transfer into Level 1 or Level 2 (Year 1 or Year 2) due to the structure of the programme, and transfer into the final year of the degree programme is not possible.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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Student Finance England

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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Study methods

Varied teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will have the opportunity to work on practical projects, both individually and in groups, replicating industry practice. As the programme progresses, you will specialise in your preferred script and production areas.

 

Assessment structure

Assessment is based entirely on project work throughout the programme, including scripts, business and production plans, and your filmed output. You will also be assessed on your presentation skills, and written analyses and essays on aspects of the film and TV industry.

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Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA

 

 

Last updated: 04 January 2017

 

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Key information

Name
Screenwriting & Producing
Qualification
BA (Hons)
Level
Undergraduate
UCAS Code
WW86
Study mode
Full time
Duration
3 years
Tuition fees
£16,400 *
Scholarships
Yes *
Next start date
18 September 2017
Future start date
Study abroad
Yes
Validation
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees and scholarships

Student spotlight

Ana

Ana

I have gained a much better understanding of the basics of screenwriting, as well as the way that the film industry operates. I enjoy the close connection that I have with my classmates as well my teachers, which is facilitated by having a small group in each class.
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