Screenwriting at London Film School - UCAS

London Film School

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Warwick

Screenwriting (Taught)

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Course summary

MA Screenwriting focuses on the development of the individual screenwriter’s voice, embeds professional practice and enhances employability. Students will be supported and challenged throughout their one year MA as they explore that voice through screenwriting. At LFS students will gain expertise and experience that form the foundations of their professional screenwriting practice. Students will forge relationships and develop networks that propel them into the film and television industries. The development of a student’s feature screenplay, at the heart of the MA, is undertaken in small Feature Development Groups of three or four students, chaired by a tutor. Regular Group meetings are structured around the giving and receiving of feedback and the deep exploration of their feature project from initial idea through several draft screenplays. The ambition and variety of students’ screenplays reflect both the depth of their creativity and the breadth and diversity of their backgrounds and interests. In addition to the feature screenplay, students will have opportunities to write short screenplays and to develop a television series idea. Continuous writing is encouraged throughout the programme as students undertake writing and critical analysis exercises both independently and collaboratively. Students are supported by Visiting Lecturers, who provide expert insight and guidance throughout the course.


Modules include: The screenwriters craft; the screenwriter's practice; writing the feature film.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include: Writing assignments; work journal; research journal.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with Honours; or an equivalent (international) or higher qualification; or an equivalent professional qualification; or substantial professional experience in film or a related area. Applications are welcome from those who have not written scripts before, but feel they have the ability and meet the minimum entry requirements. Applicants whose 1st language is not English may also need to provide proof of proficiency in English. The preferred language test is IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15225 Year 1
England £15055 Whole course
Northern Ireland £15055 Whole course
Scotland £15055 Whole course
Wales £15055 Whole course
International £15225 Year 1

Additional fee information

International Status Fees (Including EU, EEA, Swiss) £15,255.00 (includes £200 Visa Administration Fee)
Screenwriting at London Film School - UCAS