and Robert McKee to launch new international screenwriting scholarship

Regent’s University London and the world-renowned screenwriting lecturer, Robert McKee, are delighted to announce the launch of the Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship.

The award, worth £7,000 per year, will be made to one student who enrols on the BA (Hons) Screenwriting & Producing programme each year. An additional award, worth £3,000, will also be made to one student each year on the MA Writing for Screen & Stage programme, following the forthcoming validation of an updated version of the programme.

The successful scholars will need to hold an offer to study on the Regent’s programme and then submit a 500 word statement on why the scholarship would be important to them. Further details will be posted on our scholarship webpages shortly. As well as reduced tuition fees, the successful scholars will be given complimentary places on the Robert McKee Story Seminar as well as free attendance at the London Screenwriting Festival, which has been hosted at Regent’s for the last few years.

William Harris, Head of Programmes, Film, Media & Performance, said: “It’s a great honour for Regent’s to be offering a scholarship in Robert McKee’s name. It’s our way of acknowledging Robert’s huge commitment to story in screenwriting and will be a really valuable way of empowering young screenwriters to successfully enter the industry.”

Neil Herrington, Head of Student Recruitment, said: “The Robert McKee International Scholarship is really going to raise the profile of Regent’s University London as an international leader in the teaching screenwriting. We’re delighted that Robert’s support will enable us to train a stream of Regent’s graduates with skills and knowledge in his distinctive approach to screenwriting and storytelling.”

The picture below features, from left to right: Neil Herrington, Head of Student Recruitment; William Harris, Head of Programmes, Film, Media & Performance; Robert McKee; Phil Hughes, Head of Programme, BA (Hons) Screenwriting & Producing.