Scriptwriting

Screenwriting and Producing

BA (Hons)

Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2023
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 3 years per year
  • UCAS code: A036
  • Study abroad: Optional

Overview

The role of the writer is rapidly changing. Increasingly, they’re expected to direct teams through the entire production process.

For this reason, this course offers much more than a creative writing degree. You'll combine creative development with practical production skills and project management expertise – learning the commercial (fundraising, promotion, distribution) and production sides of the industry, as well as managing team expectations, controlling finances and handling legal requirements.

Why study with us?

  • Small, practical classes
  • Industry networks and opportunities
  • Free Adobe Creative Cloud licence
  • Free access to Da Vinci Resolve, Movie Magic software
  • Free Final Draft professional screenwriting software licence
  • Chance to attend Aesthetica Short Film Festival
  • Partnerships with Abbey Road Studios and Delamar Academy of Hair and Make-up

Your first year is dedicated to gaining an overview of the industry – developing your skills in screenwriting, storytelling, producing, editing and project management. In your second and third years, you’ll focus more specifically on the relationship between screenwriting and production – learning how to write and produce a variety of pieces, including a one-hour TV drama.

Mirroring the industry, you'll work alone and in groups – with peers and tutors taking the role of script supervisors and producers, sharing ideas regularly.

During your three years, you'll gain a critical understanding of both screenwriting and producing – taking an initial idea through development, production, post-production and exhibition stages. You'll be able to recognise the context behind all genres of narrative drama, understand the relationship between creator and audience, and develop your own perspective of global storytelling.

Industry events and opportunities:

Based in London, you'll also have the opportunity to attend film screenings, workshops and masterclasses with industry leaders (learning from established screenwriters and producers) and join internships to put your learning into context and build your professional network. Previously, students have worked with the BBC, the British Film Institute and UK Cinema Association.

Regent’s also hosts the London Screenwriters Festival, offering opportunities to meet leading industry figures and attend over 100 events including seminars, workshops, screenings, debates and speed-pitching sessions. You’ll also have the chance to attend Robert McKee’s celebrated STORY Seminar and showcase your work at Aesthetica Short Film Festival – an international, BAFTA-qualifying festival celebrating independent film from around the world.

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 on this course a Screenwriting Scholarship – with £7,000 towards your fees and complimentary places at Robert's STORY Seminar and at the London Screenwriters Festival. 

Foundation option

In the integrated foundation year, you'll gain a solid grounding in academic principles and skills. Building upon this foundation, you'll be well prepared to go on to develop specialist knowledge in your chosen course. 

The Foundation year is structured around both discipline knowledge with modules that introduce the transferable skills you will need at degree level and beyond.   

Once you have successfully completed your foundation year, you will progress to any of our business, social sciences, humanities or media undergraduate courses.

This course is subject to validation. 

How to apply

Applying to Regent's is quick and easy. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

If you haven't received your exam results, you can still apply, and we can issue a conditional offer. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

There's still time to submit an application. 

Step 1: Apply

Upload supporting documents

You can upload supporting documents when you apply. If you don't, please email them to [email protected] straight after you complete your application. 

  • 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'll benefit from the course, what contributions you'll 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 to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. To apply for RPL, 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

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 courses, 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 an online call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3: Accept 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: Register 

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 before you arrive, as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register.

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 and funding

There are a wide variety of funding and scholarship opportunities to help you finance your studies. For more information, please visit our scholarships and funding page.

Fees

Tuition fee:

  • £20,500 for the academic year starting September 2023 

Non-refundable advance deposit 

  • UK students: £1,000

  • Non-UK students: £4,000

Read more about tuition fees.

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?

Fees cover the cost of tuition. 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 holds a limited number of copies of core textbooks 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 course.

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
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study commencing in September
  • 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
  • All fee increases are subject to approval of the University Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Study Period Abroad (SPA)

Some programmes at Regent’s University London offer an optional or mandatory Study Period Abroad, for one or two semesters. No SPA can be undertaken in the United States.
 
A student who wishes to attend an “ineligible” school, which includes any school in the USA, will forfeit all funding from that semester going forward and all current loans will become due with immediate effect. For any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please email the US Loans Advisor at [email protected]. For questions regarding what an “eligible” or “deferment only” school is, please  email the IPO office, [email protected] or [email protected] before applying for a programme with an SPA module.

Teaching

At Regent's you’ll have the freedom to explore your interests in a supportive and nurturing environment with interactive classes, regular one-to-one contact with tutors, specialist facilities, industry opportunities and tailored careers advice – ensuring you develop the skills, experience and confidence you need to succeed.

While you’ll study the historic and social contexts that shaped the industry, most of your time will be spent working practically on projects that you choose – from writing scripts to producing live television shows. Teaching is centred around practical group tasks, self-evaluation and the production of a portfolio of work that you'll use to showcase to future clients and employers. 

Contact hours: Years 1 and 2: 18 hours per week. Year 3: 12-18 hours per week. 

Teaching staff

You'll be taught by working film and theatre directors, writers, actors and production specialists who continue to work in this sector alongside teaching. Their knowledge and experience ensure your classes are shaped by the most current industry practices.

Our academics have a wealth of awards and experiences – from working on award-winning documentaries and screening their work at the Superbowl, to developing films in Hollywood and having their own BFI retrospectives to showcase their career highlights.  

Academics include:

You'll also be allocated a personal tutor, who'll meet you on a one-to-one basis at various stages throughout the year to provide you with guidance and advice to support your personal and professional development. 

Plus, you’ll benefit from regular guest speakers – from Hollywood actors to award-winning directors and producers. Past speakers have included directors Francis Anan and Ed Lovelace; writer and producer Vincent Ngo; cinematographer Trevor Forrest; editor Matyas Fekete and casting directors Simone Pereira Hind and Ben Cogan.

Independent learning

Throughout the course, you'll be expected to undertake extra study, which might include reading screenplays, watching film and television productions, reading relevant literature, attending workshops and lectures outside of the university and working collaboratively with students in preparation for assessment. 

Method of assessment 

Your skills and knowledge will be assessed via presentations, group work, pitches, production strategies, scripts, reflective essays, personal research and critical analyses of aspects of the film, television and theatre industries.

Disability Support

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

Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as possible to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us

Entry requirements: Level 4 (Year 1) entry

The minimum entry requirement for Level 4 students is:

  • one of the following qualifications: 
    • Two GCE A-levels at grade A-C
    • 24 points in the International Baccalaureate
    • US High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.5 PLUS one of the following (applicants with a very strong GPA can be academically referred at the AOI’s discretion):
      • two AP tests with an average grade of 3
      • SAT: score of 1000 (500+ in both subjects)
      • ACT with a composite score of 23 (20 in each section)
      • Dual Enrolment and College credits (1st Year) - 20 credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    • Equivalent qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University and set out in the Admissions Manual and UK NARIC

Minimum English language proficiency requirement through one of the following qualifications (or equivalent):

Qualification Subject Grade
GCSE* English language C (4)
IB SL or HL  English 4
US HSD (studied in a majority English-speaking country)* Cumulative GPA 2.5
IELTS* Academic 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component

*qualification satisfies the English language requirements of the UKVI for non-UK/Irish nationals. 

Student support

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 Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us

This course will nurture your creative development as a writer, storyteller and director, as well as sharpening your understanding of the production process. Upon completion, you'll able to progress into a wide variety of roles, including a script writer, script editor, script reader, producer or director.

Inspiring alumni include:

  • Isabelle Sieb – RTS and BAFTA-nominated director, working with BBC and Amazon
  • Helga Bryndis – producer at Sony Los Angeles
  • Jacob Lee Johnson – Emmy award winning producer of NBC’s Sincerely, Gen Z
  • Lucia Debernardin – studying at the National Film and Television School

The Regent's Model

We've designed our curriculum for you. Gain a deeply personalised education, designed for you – an innovator, entrepreneur or future leader. Expand your knowledge, skills, practice and thinking with three building blocks:

  • Subject Core: Gain a deep understanding of your field and learn from academics with significant industry experience.
  • Special Electives: Go beyond your core discipline and gain even more future-focused skills. Regent's Special Electives are available to every Undergraduate student, and designed to be hyper-relevant to the world we live and work in – now and into the future
  • Industry & Entrepreneurship: Take on challenges directly from the world of work. Test your ideas, gain close industry connections, and take on real-world projects – all embedded into your course from day one. Work towards a final project, in which you’ll build and develop your unique idea.

In Year 2, you’ll also have the option to study abroad.

Read more about how you'll learn and view a complete list of Special Electives.

The integrated foundation year has been specially designed to give you the introductory knowledge and business skills needed to confidently progress to degree-level study. 

Year 1

Subject Core

Screenwriting and Producing, BA (Hons)
Visual Storytelling This module introduces you to the principles of screenwriting through the development of an original film script. You will learn the basics of script layout, formatting and key terms. At the same time, you will develop an understanding of the process of script planning and development, from conception of idea through logline, outline, treatment and scene breakdown to early part-drafting and refinement of the work. The module examines the arenas of theme, intent and expression, and introduces you to the oral and written pitch and presentation. You will learn about to the concept of the pitch deck and have an opportunity to visualise, package and create a marketing tool for your original script.
Visual Forms This module will enable you to explore a range of production formats including studio, outside broadcast and factual filmmaking.

A solid understanding of these will inform the creative production skills you need to harness in order to develop for your own storytelling potential.

At the same time, by experiencing the range of available forms, you will choose which mode of filmmaking you wish to pursue in order to create an assessed project.
Thirty-Minute Script This module develops your understanding of script craft, and supports you to create an original half-hour script.  It introduces you to the challenge of inventing an original story for the screen. Through the script development process, you will write a screenplay that demonstrates appropriate skills in crafting, developing and rewriting in order to realise a viable, producible and professional thirty-minute script.  Skills will include deployment of narrative structure, plotting, relevant use of characterisation, use of arena and an understanding of the relevance of genre and form.
Production Skills This module will develop your media literacy, essential for supporting your academic and professional development. You will learn the basics of genre and narrative structure in drama as well as the principles of reportage.

You will build specialist production skills in the areas of camera, sound, lighting, directing, producing and editing. Short group projects will develop your ability to create narratives in both drama and factual production, as well as key teamworking skills.

By the end of the module, you will have gained a practical understanding of production techniques and associated roles.
Exploring Industry and Entrepreneurship The world of work is changing fast; in some sectors, AR, AI and automation have already mechanised the work environment. New and different jobs are rapidly being created, generating fresh industry-related and entrepreneurial opportunities. Global crises have accelerated trends, causing many sectors to rethink their approaches to work.

This module provides you with an introduction to the changes being experienced, and the scope of real-world professional activities in relation to your course. Teaching will be delivered by your course team, led by subject experts, and tailored to reflect industry and entrepreneurship in your discipline.

You will develop an understanding of how changing local and global trends impact the current and future worlds of work. The focus will be on exploring your industry or sector and its future, with a view to informing your own potential career or entrepreneurial journey.

In this module, you will be supported by the experts in the Careers, Enterprise and Industry services and the university careers platform, Handshake.
Learning Perspectives This module will develop your curiosity around your chosen degree specialism and encourages you to become a collaborative, critical and reflective learner. You will explore different approaches and key debates around learning and develop skills essential for university study.   

Learning from key thinkers across cultures and time, you will examine core questions about how and why we learn the way we do. You will gain understanding through the distinct lens of your subject and by comparison and sharing of ideas with students from all degree areas.    

To evidence your learning journey, you will create responses to key questions on the areas of the module you find most relevant and inspiring. The skills, knowledge and approaches to learning you develop in this module will support your Regent’s journey and assist you in becoming an active part of your university community.  

Common Modules

In Year 1, you can choose a mix of London Perspectives, Global Perspectives and language modules – you'll need to take two in total from the lists below.
London Perspectives (Autumn Term) In the London Perspectives module, you will explore London through multiple perspectives including your own cultural background and degree discipline. Taking the city as a learning ground, you will learn about London with a historical and contemporary focus through your degree subject (for example business, arts, fashion and media) and interact with the cultures of London through their symbols and neighbourhoods to investigate their impact on London over time. Using teasers inspired by the city of London (for example, a 'Brick Lane' extract, a segment of a visual product, a music extract), you will consider what makes London a world city. You will go on field trips and visit relevant venues in mixed-group activities where you act as guides to your cultures and/or subject, thereby fostering collaborative learning. The module uses London to explore what may unite, rather than divide, our areas of study. Topics and trips include multicultural London, Roman London, financial London and London of fashion and music. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Global Perspectives (Spring Term) For Language modules, please refer to the list on the course page below. Through this module’s challenges you will complete a number of practical group tasks inspired by contemporary intercultural, political and social issues, and by the concept of global citizenship. You will work with peers to propose and present solutions to dilemmas and global issues. In the first half of the term, groups will be divided based on disciplines and courses of study; in the second half, you will re-group with students from other disciplines. Throughout the collaboration, you will be asked to reflect individually, and to evaluate the benefits and limitations of specific disciplinary approaches versus the potential for creative solutions when working with students across disciplines. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Language Modules
Languages (Grades 1-6) – available Autumn and Spring Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level in every term.

Languages provide you with tools to understand and imagine new worlds and communicate with others. Learning a language opens the door to cultures beyond your own and allows you to bridge the gap between communities and build connections for your life and your career. 


At Regent’s, you will learn languages differently. You will learn in a highly practical way, in order to develop skills for authentic communication. At Regent’s, you will receive individual attention in a supportive atmosphere and learn through collaboration and innovative teaching methodologies.  

  

Whether you want to start learning a new language, develop existing proficiency or prepare yourself to study abroad, these modules will help you develop a multilingual identity.   
Advanced Language for Professionals (Grade 7)  – available Autumn or Spring If you want to work in international or multilingual environments and you already have a higher intermediate level of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish, this module is for you.  

You will learn to apply your existing language skills to the workplace and acquire the practical and linguistic tools to connect, collaborate and communicate effectively in multicultural professional settings.  

Learning in small groups, you will gain knowledge of the countries where the language is spoken and of their work practices and will apply that knowledge to tasks that resemble those in the workplace. You will also develop job-specific linguistic and cross-cultural skills and explore contemporary forms of communication at professional levels. 

Immersed in a unique classroom environment that embodies Regent’s cosmopolitan character, you will experience individual attention in a supportive atmosphere, learn through innovative teaching methodologies and develop your multilingual professional identity. 

Business English: Professional Writing – available Autumn or Spring Every professional journey will benefit from enhanced writing skills allowing you to express yourself and persuade others.  Classes provide opportunities to create written texts (such as work emails, letters, proposals and reports) while developing understanding of writing as a process and how to adapt writing for diverse audiences and purposes. At the same time, you will also consider the impact of choices around tone, style, formality and other key language aspects.  

This module offers a memorable experience of professional writing, harnessing technology use (such as digital word lists, text analysers) and formative feedback, all within a supportive classroom atmosphere.  

As a result, you will be ready to apply what you learn to tasks on this module in your university course or career. You may only take this module once.
Business English/Advanced Business English  – available Autumn or Spring For every prospective 21st century professional, higher-level business English skills are indispensable.  

Whether you study acting or psychology, business or fashion design, this module will develop business English knowledge (grammar and vocabulary) and skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at upper-intermediate and advanced levels, to enhance your fluency, persuasiveness and effectiveness as a global communicator.   You may only take these module once.

Classes provide opportunities to engage in motivating linguistic challenges (such as discussions, presentations and reports). You will select and introduce business topics of interest and enjoy multiple opportunities for formative feedback, all within a small group, supportive classroom atmosphere.   

The sessions will encourage you to reflect throughout, helping to improve confidence through tasks designed to showcase the full range of business English skills required for success in your future career.   

Advanced Spanish through Film (Grade 8)  – available Autumn or Spring Comics, films, social media posts...we live in a multimodal world where information is conveyed through combinations of visual, written, and spatial modes. If you already have a higher intermediate level of Spanish and wish to develop an ability to understand how images are created and ‘read’, this module is for you. Through close study of a range of films and television series produced in Latin America and Spain, you will enhance your understanding of the sociocultural reality of those countries. You will become familiar with the multimodal framework and apply it to the analysis of audio-visual texts. You will also acquire practical and linguistic tools to discuss and analyse in Spanish, and with a certain level of complexity, any audio-visual product. In addition to expanding on your existing linguistic skills, this module will help you develop new and highly valuable media literacies that can be easily transferred to your subject.

Year 2

Subject Core

Screenwriting and Producing
The Creative Producer This module will introduce you to the world of the creative independent producer. The module will explore script analysis, IP, adapting for the screen and packaging projects for the market. In your assignments, you will practice both the creative skills of the writer and those of a business-focused production professional.

The module requires you to attend a relevant short film festival, after which you will research a participating film and produce a short case study in order to contextualise your own filmmaking ambitions.

A key element of the module is the development of team-working, presentation and listening skills: in particular, your ability to put forward logical arguments to support individual perspectives and to consider and reflect analytically upon the opinions expressed by others.
Showrunner: Series Concept This module is designed to encourage you to develop your voice as a writer.

You will be expected to conceptualise a prospective series or limited series. You will develop a series bible which outlines the key elements, including series overview, character profiles and market positioning. You will also develop a pitch deck, visualising the proposed style of your series and highlighting the potential audience and marketplace for the series idea.

In particular, the module aims to develop writing and story creation skills required in the one-hour form, using developed story devising, multi-plotting and ambitious use of characters. The module will also require you to engage in subject research.
Showrunner: The Pilot This module enables you to develop your screenwriting skills to express your work through refined use of plots, character functions and exploration of arena, dialogue, montage, timeframe and other developments in your writing expertise.

You will be writing a one-hour pilot screenplay for an original series or limited series. You will be expected to draft and re-draft your work in order to understand the level to which a working writer would be expected to produce work in a professional context.
In Year 2, you will also choose one of the following Experiencing Industry & Entrepreneurship modules:
Entrepreneurial Challenge Regent’s University London has been quoted as the UK university with the highest density of business founders. In this module, you will develop entrepreneurial thinking about how to grow your own or others’ entrepreneurial ideas.

You will have the freedom to choose between a range of entrepreneurial challenges and explore enterprise opportunities. In doing so, you will develop your own concepts and create an entrepreneurial plan. In collaboration with others, you will develop your entrepreneurial ideas through creative thinking, research and evaluation.

At the end of the module, you will pitch your idea, bringing your concepts closer to an exciting reality. If you have true ambitions to become a founder, the module will also prepare you to complete an individual entrepreneurial project in your final year.
Placement This placement module gives you the opportunity to experience industry and entrepreneurship in an external organisation. Through an immersive piece of work, either within or outside of your discipline, you will apply your knowledge and intellectual and practical skills to real life challenges to develop a critical appreciation of how an organisation operates and evolves.

These insights, skills and knowledge will not only prepare you for your next level of study, but they will also help you to build the attributes required to realise your future ambitions after graduation.
Industry Challenge In this module, you will experience the challenge and pace of the world of work through a real world or live project, chosen from a menu of industry scenarios. This will give you an insight into the culture, practices and commercial contexts of an industry, field or sector within which the project is situated.

The focus of this immersive experience will be on process, as you engage in team building, collaboration and project management, researching and testing concepts and presenting your concepts to address the industry challenge.

The module will support your personal and professional development so that, when you move into the final year of your course, you will be equipped to complete a significant individual project of your choice.
You can also choose to study a term abroad:
Read more about study abroad We support and encourage our full-time students to study abroad at one of our 60+ exchange partners: the possibilities for new experiences, adventure and personal & professional growth are endless. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

Year 3

Subject Core

Screenwriting and Producing
The Short Film: The Film and the Filmmaker The Short Film modules in the final year of your course represent the culmination of the practical, research and creative learning undertaken on the degree. The short filmmaking assignment is arguably the most important both for the degree and also as a showcase of your skills upon graduation.

You will be working with greater autonomy and you will be assessed on your ability to manage your own time and your crew’s time, and to maintain a pace of work that guarantees a successful project.

You will develop your specialist technical skills and knowledge and organisational skills. The assessment will showcase your skills as an individual filmmaker within the context of a highly collaborative set of tasks.

The Short Film: The Film and the Market The two Short Film modules in the final year of your course represent the culmination of the practical, research and creative learning undertaken on your degree. The short filmmaking assignment is arguably the most important both for your degree and also as a showcase of skills upon graduation.

You will have the opportunity to use all the filmmaking skills gained on the degree, and you will develop a coherent and comprehensive marketing strategy recognising your short film’s place within the marketplace. You will be working to an industry standard, contextualising your final film within a market framework and identifying its place in the commercial arena.

This module gives you the opportunity to emerge from the degree as a production professional, bringing together skills learnt throughout the three years of the course.
Major Project l The Major Project is the culmination of your studies. You will study Major Project I in the first term of your final year and Major Project II in the second. Each module comprises 20 credits. Together, the two modules form one project.

The Major Project is a substantial piece of work, drawing on your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning about industry and entrepreneurship. You will have the freedom to design a self-directed project that reflects your interests and career aspirations. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

In Major Project I, you will start the term developing a proposal for your Major Project, supported by your tutors. Following your proposal, you will begin work on your Major Project, learning through individual or group supervision, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project.
Major Project II Major Project II is the second Major Project module in your final year. Following the research and development you undertook in Major Project I, you will realise and complete your work in Major Project ll.

The Major Project is your opportunity to apply your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning around industry and/or entrepreneurship to a topic of your choice. Through the Major Project, you can realise your ambitions as you prepare to graduate with work that illustrates your aspirations.

You will learn through individual or group supervisions, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to the work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

If you are working on an entrepreneurial project for your Major Project, you may be able to join the Founders Programme, which supports students and graduates interested in starting their own business with tailored guidance, coaching, mentoring, and access to experiential bootcamps and live events.

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

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BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing

Integrated Foundation option

You can also start this course from Foundation Year – follow the link below to learn more about BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing.

Robert McKee's International Screenwriting Scholarship

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'My tutors were always there to answer my questions, review my work and even look at the side projects I was making in my own time. They were, and still are, immensely supportive – they helped me to rediscover my passion for directing.' Isabelle Sieb, Emmy and BAFTA nominee and BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing alumna

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'I took an interesting class on producing at Regent’s, which led to a internship with Jack Tarling and Shudder Films. Afterwards, Jack offered me the chance to create a series of two-minute short films to air on Hulu during the Halloween season.' Luis García, BA (Hons) Screenwriting & Producing alumnus

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'You'll learn to write and develop story ideas into scripts (from shorts to features) and you'll have the opportunity to try your hand at directing, editing, operating a camera and running a set – creating a skillset that will enhance your employability.' Phillip Hughes, Course Leader, BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing