screenwriting

Film & Screen (Screenwriting & Producing)

BA (Hons)

Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2020
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fee: September 2020: £18,000
  • UCAS code: W810
  • Study abroad: Optional

This interdisciplinary programme is designed to develop the next generation of scriptwriters and producers. You will gain the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work across these industry sectors.

This is a degree programme that teaches both screenwriting and producing, providing students with the skills required to navigate a vibrant and fast-moving sector.

Immersed in the industry, you will learn how all the different elements of a production come together from script to screen. You will study aspects of media law and business as well as flex your creative skills as a writer and producer.

By the end of your third year you'll have worked with your fellow students and the staff at Regent's to produce short films and create scripts for a TV pilot and a feature film. Working with students from around the world will allow you to draw on a broad range of perspectives on writing and producing. You'll develop key skills which are essential for career success as a scriptwriter-producer - or you'll discover more roles in the industry that excite you.

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

Key features include:

  • Study abroad opportunities at leading institutions around the world 
  • Industry placement module that offers you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working in industry
  • In your final year you get the opportunity to produce an individual project of your own

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This is a three-year, full time programme. You will study the programme's core modules alongside a series of elective modules.

Please note that not all elective modules are available every term. Availability will depend on demand.

Year 1 (Core Modules)

Module Title Overview
Business and Law for the Creative Producer The module aims to provide you with an overview of modern creative business and will facilitate your appreciation of the variety of challenges facing individuals who opt to work in the international creative industries of the 21st century. You will learn to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of company structures, and of culture, finance, change management and strategy within business organisations, gaining an appreciation of your potential effectiveness as a manager of change in a range of creative disciplines.
Thirty-Minute Script This module draws upon and develops the learning of scriptcraft in the Script Adaptation, Development & Presentation module of Semester One, and takes forward the key module learning outcomes into a process of creating an original half-hour script. It introduces
students to the task of devising an original story and formulating from this, through the script developmental process, a 30-minute script which demonstrates appropriate skills in crafting an original and individually produced work for the screen. Skills will include deployment of narrative structure, plotting, relevant use of characterisation, use of arena and some aspects of genre.
Global Perspectives This module introduces a range of ideas and ways of thinking based around the University’s values, reflected in its learning outcomes. It encourages students to interact with the broader University community, both socially and academically, asking them to cross the physical and intellectual borders of their degree programmes. Global Perspectives aims to increase self-awareness and prepares students for their subsequent studies by familiarising them with the resources available to meet their lifelong learning needs.
Introduction to Production The aims of the module are to develop a sound basis in production technique, to create a short music video and a short reportage piece, and to understand and practice the roles therein. Key to this module will be an understanding of how you develops your potential as well as effective teamwork skills. The module will need to optimise the use and application of digital cameras, sound recording and editing equipment. You will need to learn how to develop and understand how different forms of filmmaking require different skills and approaches. In order to develop the skills of organisation and self-reflection you will need to effectively keep an online journal.
Story The aim of this module is to provide you with the basic principles of screenwriting underpinned by Robert McKee in his seminal text ‘Story – Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting’ through a series of seminars, workshops and tutorials on script craft and basic screenwriting practice. Where possible, we will also be offering subsidised entry to Robert McKee’s Story Seminar which is currently held at Regent’s University, London twice a year.

Year 1 (Elective Modules)

Module Title Overview
Biographical Short Film The aim of the module is to develop your understanding of the application of scriptwriting theory to a specialised form of narrative drama, and to provide you with a creative and critical foundation for making decisions about script when telling stories for the biographical short film. Further the module trains you in biographical research and material selection, and in the reduction of the biographical according to dramatic requirements.
Genre Short Film On completion of this module you will be able to plan, shoot and edit a short film, possess a broad understanding of the short film as a genre, and its constraints and potential. In addition you will be responsible for aspects of directing, performing, shooting and editing your group production, thus acquiring valuable co-operative skills for future writers, creatives and producers in an increasingly demanding industry. You will gain an understanding of the importance of mise-en-scène, location, sound, camera angle, blocking, movement and cutting in the visual adaptation of a script idea. Finally post-production and editing will explore the full potential of conceptualising and evaluating your completed project, and audience/market considerations.
Research and Writing for Film Makers The aim of this module is to provide you with the cognitive and practical skills that will underpin much of your written and presentational work throughout your programme of study. It will develop your ability to study effectively and produce material that communicates an ability to think clearly and communicate with cogency in a range of formats – oral presentation, written work and visual communication. Initially a strong emphasis is placed on reading and research, critical thinking, referencing and the communication of understanding through the coherent expression of ideas.
Studio Production Television studio production remains at the core of the output for public and independent broadcasters. With the increase in digital television channels in recent years the output of studio productions has increased, with programmes as diverse as soap opera, light entertainment and news and current affairs filling the schedules. As a BA (Hons) Film & Screen student on the TV & Digital Media or Film Production pathway, you need to develop an understanding of the genres of programmes which are studio based and the phenomenon of format television. You will also need to develop skills to accomplish your own studio production from conception to delivery, concurrently developing the group working skills needed to work within a large production unit. The study of studio based formats through lectures, tutorials and seminars will support and enable originality in the assessment of this unit.
English For Academic Purposes There are a number of linguistic challenges when embarking upon study or research in English. This module is for students who would benefit from developing their knowledge and skills in the area of academic English alongside their disciplinary studies in their first semester. The main aims of this module are to develop the academic English language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), language knowledge and study habits commensurate with first semester undergraduate level study. It will provide support to students’ performance in other modules and aid their integration into their new academic community. Their employability will also be enhanced through the development of relevant transferable skills. In addition, the module also reflects Regent’s deepened commitment to supporting their students.
English for Academic Excellence Non-native speakers of English face a number of linguistic challenges when embarking upon study or research in English. This module is for international students who want to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of academic English alongside their disciplinary studies. The main aims of this module are to develop the academic English language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and language knowledge commensurate with undergraduate level study. It will maximise and further enhance students’ performance in other modules and their employability through the development of transferable skills. In addition, the module also reflects Regent’s deepened commitment to internationalisation.
Advanced Business English A course for students who want to enhance their Business English language skills to boost employability. It will also support students in their performance in other modules. The course will introduce a variety of business-related topics and language and a student led component will encourage engagement and interaction with peers. In addition, learners will explore a language learning puzzle throughout the module.
Global Communication Skills This module is designed as an introduction to cross-cultural studies but also entails a significant component of self-reflection. The overall aim is to raise students’ awareness of the impact culture has on interpersonal and intergroup interaction. Emphasis will be placed on developing practical skills for effective communication in intercultural situations, e.g. working in multicultural teams. It is hoped the module can appeal across the varied programmes offered at Regent’s, considering the diversity of the student body and the multicultural character of all the environments the students will be going into in their future careers. Examples and scenarios will be drawn from education, the business world, multicultural society and the students’ own experiences.
Language Promoting effective language learning and development is a central part of the University’s international focus, and our Foreign Language classes provide education in a wide range of languages at a variety of levels throughout the year.
Documentary and Factual The module aims to provide you with an ability to understand documentary, its most prominent movements and their impact from early cine reels to social media. The solid base of this understanding will inform creative production skills that you will harness in order to develop your own factual storytelling, furthermore the module aims to develop the ability to present reality in a way that has coherence, passion and objectivity. All practical application of health and safety and risk assessment will be central to the module including working with the public. You should develop a maturity and professionalism in understanding the ethical obligations and considerations of the documentary maker.

Year 2 (Core Modules)

Module Title Overview
Digital Advertising This module takes the key skill of storytelling into a new arena. We will be looking at telling stories in microcosm for the advertising industry – reducing narrative to key elements and engaging audiences within moments rather than minutes.
Creating the One Hour Drama Series You will be expected to conceptualise a One-Hour Pilot for a prospective series or serial. Alongside the script you will develop a Series Bible which will focus your learning on the potential commercial outlets for scripts of this length. Of paramount importance is the writer as decision maker and as arbiter of the written dramatic form. This assignment is relevant to and informs all areas of the pathway where scriptwriting and script analysis expertise is required.

Year 2 (Elective Modules)

Module Title Overview
Study Period Abroad As the Study Abroad Semester is intended to introduce you to living and studying in a new environment, it is preferable if you do not opt for an institution in the same country as your nationality (e.g., US citizens are discouraged from applying for a US institution). You must be in good academic standing and have progressed to Year 2 (Level 5). You should ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover your time abroad and that your financial arrangements are in place prior to departure. You must fulfil the application, insurance and visa requirements required by your host institution. You must clear any financial obligations to Regent’s University and/or host institution prior to beginning your Year 3 (Level 6) study, as failure to do so may jeopardise progression to your final year of study.
Internship Placement learning is extremely valuable in relation to employability. We encourage all students to embark on internships and placements throughout their study at Regent’s but on this credit bearing module we ask you to reflect on your work placement(s) and to produce an academic piece of writing to support this reflection. The aim of a quality internship in the film and television industries is to develop your employability skills and increase graduate career prospects.c
Cinematography Truly great films are rarely realised. The perfect balance of the collective efforts of all the teams, departments and individuals (cinematographers, screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, sound designers and art directors etc.) that make up the cast and crew of a film is almost impossible to achieve. Feature length films are one of the costliest of art forms and thus, most of the time crews are working under time and financial pressure. There can be no one blueprint to making great cinema. Each endeavour is ‘a shot in the dark’, a gamble that the right balance of all the collective inputs of those involved can be achieved in realising a singular vision.
Campaign Production The ability to develop and maintain a professional relationship when engaging with clients is an essential skillset for 21st century media producers. All clients – from the commercial to the subversive - now demand dialogue, sharing and feedback as equal partners in the creative process. Many organisations now engage at an online level and require high quality moving imagery to promote their agendas. Campaign film production is a module which harnesses the modern democratisation of digital film production and distribution methods, whilst encouraging you to engage in current social, political, economic, environmental and/or cultural issues in order to produce, shoot and edit a short campaign film which champions a cause, charity or organisation of your choice.
Developing TV Formats for International Markets The trade and circulation of television formats has grown incredibly over the past two decades. While the global industry of turnover from formats varies from nine to fifteen billion dollars a year, formatted shows form the backbone of TV broadcasting around the world. In the last decade the TV market, which was traditionally dominated by the UK, US and Netherlands, has opened up to new players. This change has triggered a revolution in the creation and marketing of formats, and has enabled creative individuals, who practiced only in their local markets, to have the opportunity to trade and flourish in an expanding global environment.
Directing for the Screen This is a practical introduction to Directing for the Screen. You will work with actors to understand the process of developing a character and bringing that performance to the screen. Directing for the Screen will cover all of the key aspects of what is involved in being a director for film and television. You will cover a range of skills including breaking down scripts, casting, working closely with actors, understanding text, choreography and blocking scenes, improvisation, re-writing, storyboarding, camerawork, creating shot lists and editing.
Experimental Film Through a series of lectures, seminars, as well as creation of a short experimental film and the Artist Manifesto, this module aims to demonstrate the value of experimentation in filmmaking. Drawing upon the various traditions of avant-garde film and contemporary trends in experimental moving image practices, you will be taught how to develop creative approaches to filmmaking that are informed by contextual and critical knowledge. Upon a successful completion of this module you will feel confident in engaging with different forms and styles of filmmaking, including personally, politically and socially engaged pieces.
Script Analysis Script analysis also supports your own creative writing work. Structure, character, dialogue, genre, tone, setting and budget all come under the spotlight when analysing a screenplay and, by focusing on these practical issues in other writers’ work, the aspiring screenwriter will be able to transfer these skills to their own work and improve their own writing accordingly.
Studio and Outside Broadcast With the development and expansion in digital television channels in recent years the volume of outside broadcast production has experienced a huge increase, and sports and music/concert coverage dominates the Outside Broadcast output of the digital channels. You need to develop an understanding of how to accomplish an outside broadcast, from conception to delivery, whilst developing the team skills needed to work within a large production unit. Locations around the campus will be set-up in order to both train ‘in house’ before moving to outside locations as well as to serve the wider University community for events taking place on campus.
Using Emerging Technologies This module builds on the world of the evolving convergent digital technologies, which affect all elements of the media industry on a daily basis. It allows you to develop your digital skills, adapting to and exploiting the evolving digital landscape around you and expanding your understanding of how traditional entertainment and storytelling can cross platforms and traverse converging technologies. This module theorises alternative and traditional routes to market, brand extensions, commercial entertainment and distribution techniques. It will include presenting your theories and techniques, which, when put into practice, allow you the opportunity to extend entertainment ideas created with skills learned in Level Four modules, together with building an original cross-platform entertainment experience incorporating new media technologies.
Writing for Children In this module we will look at writing audio-visual material for a wide age range of children from very young pre-schoolers up to those approaching their teens. You will identify your target audience and clearly pitch your material at the target age range. On completion of the module you will have a clear understanding of the challenges and possibilities afforded by developing material for a younger marketplace.
English for Academic Excellence Non-native speakers of English face a number of linguistic challenges when embarking upon study or research in English. This module is for international students who want to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of academic English alongside their disciplinary studies. The main aims of this module are to develop the academic English language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and language knowledge commensurate with undergraduate level study. It will maximise and further enhance students’ performance in other modules and their employability through the development of transferable skills. In addition, the module also reflects Regent’s deepened commitment to internationalisation.
Business English A course for students who want to enhance their Business English language skills to boost employability. It will also support students in their performance in other modules. The course will introduce a variety of business-related topics and language and a student led component will encourage engagement and interaction with peers. In addition, learners will explore a language learning puzzle throughout the module.
Advanced Business English A course for students who want to enhance their Business English language skills to boost employability. It will also support students in their performance in other modules. The course will introduce a variety of business-related topics and language and a student led component will encourage engagement and interaction with peers. In addition, learners will explore a language learning puzzle throughout the module.
Contemporary Intercultural Issues The module is designed as a comprehensive platform for discussion of cross-cultural issues in a globalised world that demands an increasing need for effective intercultural contacts. The module looks at the necessity to raise intercultural competence among our culturally diverse students and to develop sensitivity to and a critical understanding of issues arising out of cultural difference, which will equip them with strategies to deal with cultural conflict. One of the distinctive features of the Regent’s learning experience is the multicultural environment and the international outlook of its programmes.
Latin American Culture and Society This course will enable students, with or without prior knowledge of the subject, to develop an understanding of relevant themes of contemporary Latin America. By exploring and analysing a series of cultural aspects from a multidisciplinary perspective, students will gain an insight into the underlying issues and phenomena affecting the region.
Chinese Culture and Society China is one of the world’s great civilizations with a rich cultural heritage providing the backdrop for a dynamic contemporary society. This module is designed to give students a contextualised introduction to the main areas and themes which have defined history, culture and society in China. By exploring and analysing a series of cultural aspects, the students will develop a critical perspective and gain an insight into the underlying multidisciplinary issues and phenomena affecting modern China. The aims of the module are to help students to understand contemporary Chinese society, culture, state, political structure and economic development; develop a knowledge of the role of traditional Chinese philosophical and religious beliefs in Chinese life; develop an appreciation of Chinese cultural and social values; be able to identify critical issues and analyse how elements of traditional culture, socialist ideology and economic reform construct the present culture in China.
Language Promoting effective language learning and development is a central part of the University’s international focus, and our Foreign Language classes provide education in a wide range of languages at a variety of levels throughout the year.
Adapting for Screen Adapting novels, plays, short stories, true stories, autobiographical stories, any narrative from its original form into a screenplay is a staple of the film and television industry. Compressing narratives, changing points of view, creating external dramatic storylines from interior monologues, simplifying stories, reducing characters, the list of potential pitfalls is as long and varied as the types of material available for adaptation.

Year 3

Module Title Overview
Creating and Producing the Short Film The module calls upon you to act in a genuine decision-making and commissioning writer-producer capacity. Specifically you will be presented with a budget to expend as wisely as possible in order to realise the film envisioned as a creatively produced and marketable entity for exhibition. The University will provide a limited budget for each film as laid out in the Assignment Brief but you are encouraged to raise further finance through appropriate avenues. The sourcing of funds and the spending of those funds will be a part of the assessment strategy of the Costed Marketing & Exhibition Strategy and will be assessed through the inclusion of a budget for the produced film.
Completion of the Major Script It can be argued that this module is the most important of the Screenwriting & Producing pathway, and aims to further refine to a high professional standard your creative and critical scriptwriting development. Its objective is to provide the graduate with a strong foundation for all script-related vocational aspirations. Successful completion of this module is the pinnacle of achievement in the degree, and the completed screenplay will act as the industry’s most highly valued and respected evidence of writing achievement. It requires demonstration of a critical understanding and application of appropriate theoretical issues, frameworks, professional skills and knowledge in relation to your own screenplay work and an advanced and wide-ranging understanding of current industry practice.
Development of the Major Script The module aims to engage you in an in-depth contemplation of your Major Script Project to then create detailed early development documentation which demonstrates a sophisticated approach to the chosen subject and story, effectively presenting a cogent argument in support of the choice of project in terms of its creative and commercial potential.
Producing and Marketing the Major Script Here you will have the opportunity to put to practical use all of the skills of the producer by budgeting and scheduling your major script project whilst putting together a coherent and comprehensive pitching document and strategy. Reflecting the remit of the degree you are required to complete the detailed pitch document to an industry standard, which will contextualise the final script within a market framework and place it in the commercial arena, indicating the feasibility of its production.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

Not received your results yet?

That's fine, you can still apply even without your exam results. We can issue a conditional offer without your results. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

Application deadlines

September 2020

Early Deadline - Friday 13 December 2019

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Priority Deadline - Wednesday 15 January 2020

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Late Deadline - Wednesday 25 March 2020

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Step 1: Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

 If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to [email protected].

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2: Receive a response to your application

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

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3: Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4: After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

 

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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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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The Dean of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship

The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit. 

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Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship

Robert McKee, a Fulbright Scholar, is the most sought-after screenwriting lecturer around the globe. He has dedicated the last 30 years to educating and mentoring screenwriters, novelists, playwrights, poets, documentary makers, producers and directors internationally. The Robert McKee Scholarship is open to students joining the BA (Hons) Film & Screen (Screenwriting & Producing).

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Annual Tuition fee

Degree level fee (Starting September 2020): £18,000

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000

Non-EU students: £4,000

Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • For students starting their programme in January the programme spans two separate financial year accounting periods. Fees for the different teaching terms are calculated separately in line with fees charged in each financial year
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

 

Teaching on this programme consists of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Practical projects

This programme is industry-led. The practical projects you will work on both individually and in groups reflect current industry practices. As the programme progresses, you will specialise in your preferred script and production areas.

We aim to provide a high level of one-to-one attention at Regent's. You will be allocated a personal tutor to provide the support and guidance you need to reach your full potential as a scriptwriter-producer.

Contact hours and expected workload

1st Year: 14 hours per week class time. One-to-one tutorial time on request

2nd Year: 10 hours per week class time. One-to-one tutorial time on request

3rd Year: 8 hours per week class time. One-to-one tutorial time on request.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by experienced professionals from the media industry. Film, Media & Performance, Head of Programmes William Harris comes from a creative media background, having taught drama in the UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, Belarus and Russia. He holds an M.Phil in 20th Century French Actor Training from the University of Glasgow.

Some of the lecturers on Film & Screen include:

Assessment structure

You will be assessed on project work produced throughout the programme, including:

  • Scripts
  • Business and production plans
  • Filmed output
  • Presentation skills
  • Written analyses
  • Essays on aspects of the film and TV industry

Students with disabilities

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

Academic Requirements 

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

If you are holding A levels, we would typically make you an offer at two A-Levels at Grades A-C.

We also require you to pass an interview with our academic staff and will assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent). 

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus two APs at grades 3,3.

English Language requirements

English is our language of instruction and we require proof of your English proficiency. 

You can demonstrate your English proficiency with:

•    IELTS: Overall score of 6.0 with no score below 5.5 in any of the four components

•    PTE Academic: Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component

•    TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80. (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)

•    A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: Grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)

•    International Baccalaureate: Grade 4 or above in English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive. We will review the English qualifications you submit as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.
For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders able to visit us in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact [email protected] Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London applicants only.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

As a Regent’s student you will take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module in your first semester in order to support the development of your academic work in English.

Please note that students who achieve an IELTS 6.5, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent result, are exempt from taking the EAP module and have an additional academic module.

Students entering with Recognition of Prior Learning

If you are joining your programme at an advanced entry point, we require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, with no score below 5.5 in any other components

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

Graduates from this programme have gone on to work with national TV broadcasters and international film studios, or have started up their own production companies.

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BA (Hons) Film and Screen (Screenwriting and Producing)

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Join the #regentsfilmsociety and #psychologycouncil as we screen and discuss One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in the tuke cinema at 6pm! #filmmakers #psychology #discussion
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The Regent’s creatives have arrived. Welcome to your creative journey. It’s going to be an amazing few years....#regentsunilondon #regents.acting #regents.film
Regent’s FMP students filming @theroyalalberthall 
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We didn’t know what was going on either, but it looks cool 😎 Regents film students working on their final year projects. #regentsfmp #regentsunilondon #film
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Amazing to have wrapped on #Wonderland today... Can't wait to get stuck into the #edit next week!

Photo by @clomancini one of our amazing make-up artists for this shoot!

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