Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship

Overview

In partnership with Robert McKee, Regent's is honoured to offer this scholarship for students studying BA (Hons) Film & Screen (Screenwriting & Producing).

Type of funding 

Scholarship 

How many offered 

Reward amount 

£7,000 towards fees for one standard programme duration 

A complimentary place on Robert McKee’s legendary Story Seminar

Attendance at a dedicated Q&A session

A complimentary place at the London Screenwriters’ Festival whenever it’s hosted at Regent's University London

A leading role in Film, Media & Performance events at Regent’s

Level of study 

Undergraduate 

Nationality 

All Nationalities 

Programmes 

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

Criteria 

Complete the task set out in the How to apply section

Closing date 

Applications for 2019/20 are now closed

Robert McKee

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.  

Stories live inside us all. Too often, talented writers from diverse backgrounds remain unnurtured and lost. I’m thrilled to partner with Regent’s University London and give voice to those yet to be heard.

Robert McKee

McKee’s former students include over 60 Academy Award winners, 200 Academy Award nominees, 200 Emmy Award winners, 1000 Emmy Award nominees, 100 WGA (Writers Guild of America) Award winners, 250 WGA Award nominees, 50 DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award winners and 100 DGA Award nominees.

How to apply

Please complete the following task and attach it to the application form:

Submit a short drama script

Please submit a short drama script, of up to 5 minutes in length and a 1,000 word statement answering the following question:

  • ‘Why would being a Robert McKee International Screenwriting scholar be important to you?’ 

If your application is shortlisted 

If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview (face-to-face or Skype) with members of the Film, Media & Performance team at Regent’s. You will be asked to discuss your short drama script and points from your statement, as well as answer other interview questions. 

Application form

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed. Please email [email protected] if you wish to discuss any details.