Our graduates have worked across the film and screen landscape in many different roles, from the director of Emmy-award-winning and BAFTA-nominated series, Vigil, to the producer of Emmy-award-winning George to the Rescue. We have graduates who have written films on Amazon Prime and Netflix and alumni who run their own talent agencies, work in mainstream television, develop projects for Netflix and have won an impressive number of screen awards for their graduate films across the globe.
New film takes Regent's graduate filmmaker to Sundance Festival
This course prepares you for a wide range of careers in the film and television industry, while focusing on the art and craft of writing for the screen. It offers much more than a creative writing degree – you'll combine creative development with practical production and project management expertise: pitching, writing, directing, editing, fundraising, distributing and promoting your own work.
Your first year is dedicated to gaining an overview of the industry and developing your skills in storytelling, production and producing independent films. In year two, you'll explore more closely the relationship between screenwriting and production, focusing on writing the pilot for a TV drama series. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an internationally renowned film festival. The observations and skills learned here will feed into your final year, where you'll take on a major screenwriting project as well as writing and producing your own short film.
Just like working in the industry, you’ll take on different roles, collaborate with others, adapt to client briefs and build compelling stories. Over time, you'll learn to manage team expectations, project plans, finances and more, all while finding your own unique voice.
Study in London – the UK's film hub
- Attend film screenings, festivals and workshops with industry leaders
- Join seminars and speed-pitching sessions at the London Screenwriters Festival
- Showcase your work at BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival
- Work on live industry briefs, client pitches and presentations
- Learn from award-winning tutors who have developed Hollywood films, TV series and published specialist screenwriting texts
- Join placements (previously students have worked at the BBC, ITV, BFI, independent film production companies, major West End theatres and a host of other roles across the audio-visual landscape)
- Free Final Draft professional screenwriting software licence
- Free script coverage from a Hollywood screenwriting agency for final year students
On campus, access:
- Red, Sony, Canon & Black Magic cameras
- Zeiss Compact Prime Lenses
- Arri Sky Panels
- Professional sound mixers
- Arri and Celeb & Dedo lighting
- Tilta Adanced Wireless Follow Focus
- Accsoon Cineview Wireless Video Monitoring
- Glide Steadicam
- Multicamera Live TV Studio & Gallery
- TV and editing studios
- Free Adobe Creative Cloud licence
- Da Vinci Resolve Studio
- Final Draft professional screenwriting software
A helping hand from Robert McKee
In partnership with Robert McKee, the world's most in demand screenwriting lecturer, we're proud to offer one student each year a Screenwriting Scholarship – with £7,000 towards your fees and a complimentary place at the London Screenwriters Festival.
In your Foundation year, you'll gain a solid grounding in academic skills and principles, as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area.
It will provide a rich and varied experience to ensure you’re prepared for degree-level study in the UK – ready to develop specialist knowledge and confidently make the most of your course.
Some modules will be taken with students heading towards the same or related subject areas, while others will be taken with a blend of students – enabling you to mix with peers who bring a range of different perspectives and experiences to the classroom.
You’ll take two modules related to your subject area and eight shared modules covering key skills like communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, politics, data, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Once you’ve successfully completed your Foundation year, you’ll directly progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree-level course.
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