Central Film School London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Gloucestershire

Screenwriting (Scriptwriting)

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Screenwriting degree has been designed to prepare graduates for employment by providing them with the skillsets required by employers in screen industries. The degree embraces the truth of the adage that “Writers write!” and therefore, with the help of our industry professional tutors, students are required to apply their learning to scripts throughout their time studying with us. This degree provides students with a broad programme that develops their creative voice and writing style while learning how to write step outlines, treatments and scripts for film, television and interactive media. Programme Overview This course is designed to teach students to understand the platforms, audiences, genres, and writing skills that a professional screenwriter needs to develop a successful career.

  • 2-year programme intensive fast-track programme including summer terms
  • Small class sizes and specialist seminar groups
  • High proportion of scheduled contact hours provides new writers with substantial one-to-one development time
  • Taught by working industry professionals, including script development executives from the British Film Institute, the Script Factory, BBC and a range of production companies.
  • Professional actors will stage much of the students’ work.
  • Progression: Students who graduate from this programme may pursue a career as Script Editor or Script Readers for film, TV, games, online content and print.

Course details

Modules

Level 4 Across terms 1 and 2, students must successfully pass the following modules: Screen Studies: Landmarks in Cinema (30 CATS) Visual Storytelling (30 CATS) Working with Actors (15 CATS) Introduction to Writing Drama (30 CATS) Writing Short Films (15 CATS) Level 5 Across terms 3 and 4, students must successfully pass the following modules: Writing, Pitching and Developing Short Film (30 CATS) Writing Coverage 1 (30 CATS) Writing for Interactive Storytelling (30 CATS) Genre Analysis (15 CATS) Writing Episodic Television (30 CATS) Level 6 Across terms 5 and 6, students must successfully pass the following modules: Film Business, Marketing and Distribution (30 CATS) Adaptation (15 CATS) Writing Coverage 2 (15 CATS) Major Feature Film Project - Part 1 (30 CATS) Major Feature Film Project - Part 2 (30 CATS)

Assessment method

A variety of written assessments including short scripts, treatments, reports, essays, pitch bibles etc. and presentations No written exams

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code5N25
Institution code C34
Campus nameMain site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Entry Criteria can be found at: https://centralfilmschool.com/international-and-european-students/ English Language Requirements can be found at: https://centralfilmschool.com/language-requirements/ An overview of TIER 4 VISA information can be found at: https://centralfilmschool.com/visa-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Once a Visual Portfolio has been submitted you will be invited to an interview to discuss your portfolio, motivations and previous experiences

Portfolio

A Visual Portfolio of applicants creative writing, including short scripts, adaptations and short stories.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21600 Whole course
Northern Ireland £21600 Whole course
Scotland £21600 Whole course
Wales £21600 Whole course
Channel Islands £21600 Whole course
International £32500 Whole course
EU £32500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Eligible students may apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, and/or a Maintainance Loan to support living costs. For information about our Merit Scholarship or to find out about other sources of funding, please visit: https://centralfilmschool.com/scholarships-and-other-funding/ International Students and EU students who are not eligible for UK Government Student Loans, the tuition fee includes a non-refundable registration fee of £500

Sponsorship information

Eligible students may apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, and/or a Maintainance Loan to support living costs. For information about our Merit Scholarship or to find out about other sources of funding, please visit: https://centralfilmschool.com/scholarships-and-other-funding/

Screenwriting (Scriptwriting) at Central Film School London - UCAS