**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary
- Learn how to write scripts for film and television.
- Gain insights from real industry figures into how to sell your screenplays.
- Learn from a lecture team who include established screenwriters.
- Have the opportunity to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.
- Benefit from excellent facilities for film study including a purpose-built theatre.
- group work
- industry visits and field trips
- independent study
- attending film festivals and special screening events
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules: Cinema And Genre Film Analysis Film Consumption Reading Scripts Writing For The Screen Writing Visual Stories Year 2 - Compulsory modules: Developing The Premise Half Hour Script Ideas Into Action Elective modules: British Cinema On The Box Rights, Camera, Action Screen Storytelling Show Business Year 3 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules: Final Script Scratch Night Elective modules: Film Education Film Programming Games Narratives Making Comedy Professional Film Writing
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these will also be considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or above at the point of enrolment.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
We also consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience will also be considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.|
If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.
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