Undergraduate programmes

Film & Screen (Screenwriting & Producing)

BA (Hons)

  • NameFilm & Screen (Screenwriting & Producing)
  • QualificationBA (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • UCAS CodeW810
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration3 years
  • Tuition fees£17,500 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadOptional
  • ValidationRegent's University London
  • *For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

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 including the prestigious Vancouver Film School and PACE University in New York among others
  • 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

Register for an Open Day

This is a three-year, full time programme.

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Business and Law for the Creative Producer
  • Global Perspectives
  • Introduction to Production
  • Story
  • Thirty-Minute Script

Elective

  • Biographical Short Film
  • Documentary and Factual
  • Genre Short Film
  • Research and Writing for Film Makers
  • Studio Production
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Academic Excellence
  • Advanced Business English
  • Global Communication Skills
  • Language

Please note that not all elective modules are available every term.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Creating the 1-hour Drama Series
  • Digital Advertising

Elective

  • Study Period Abroad 
  • Study Period Abroad - Vancouver Film School: Portfolio and Critical Reflection
  • Study Period Abroad - Vancouver Film School: Research Project
  • Internship
  • Adapting for Screen
  • Cinematography
  • Campaign Production
  • Developing TV Formats for International Markets
  • Directing for the Screen
  • Experimental Film
  • Script Analysis
  • Studio and Outside Broadcast
  • Using Emerging Technologies
  • Writing for Children
  • English for Academic Excellence 
  • Business English
  • Advanced Business English
  • Contemporary Intercultural Issues
  • Latin American Culture and Society
  • Chinese Culture and Society
  • Language

Please note that not all elective modules are available every term.

Year 3

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

 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.

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.

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 Requirements 

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): 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 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have 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 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 admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

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, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

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 admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • 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 note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

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.

Annual Tuition fee

Degree level fee (starting September 2019): £17,500

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

 

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.

Full details

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. 

Full details

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. 

Full details

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