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.
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.