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Central Film School London

Screenwriting (Scriptwriting)

UCAS Code: 5N25

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

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.

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 methods

A variety of written assessments including short scripts, treatments, reports, essays, pitch bibles etc. and presentations

No written exams

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£21,600
for the whole course
England
£21,600
for the whole course
EU
£32,500
per year
International
£32,500
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£21,600
for the whole course
Scotland
£21,600
for the whole course
Wales
£21,600
for the whole course

Extra funding

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/

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Department:

Filmmaking

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