This course 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.

With the breadth of content available to audiences across a wide array of platforms, there is a wealth of opportunity for talented writers to make a career in the creative sectors.

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.

Programme Facts

DURATION:
2-years

START:
October 2020

FEES:
UK/EU £10,800 per year

International £16,000 per year
+ £500 REGISTRATION FEE

UCAS CODE:
C34

COURSE CODE:
5N25

validated by:

Student Story

parttime courses

At the moment there are 10 students in my class, so you get to know your tutors on a one-on-one basis. You get a lot of feedback on your work in order for it to progress. We learn from their experience and get feedback on our work first-hand from somebody that's come straight off the field, and is still working in that field in many many situations.

Jack,

SCREENWRITING

Course Outline

TERM 1 & 2

LEVEL4

At Level 4, Screenwriting students work in joint modules alongside Practical Filmmaking students. This level introduces Screenwriters to the key technical and theoretical practices they need to understand as they progress through the course.

Visual Storytelling teaches the language of film and the importance of mise-en-scene, and students visit the National Gallery and make a short film based on a painting.

Introduction To Writing Drama introduces students to the key elements of drama such as conflict, character and theme.

Screen Studies explores the theories that underpin the history movements and traditions that informs cinema and the moving images. This level introduces screenwriter to the key technical theoretical practices.

TERM 3 & 4

LEVEL5

At Level 5, Screenwriters learn about the variety of platforms, genres and formats that provide potential employment routes outside of traditional ways of writing for the screen.

Writing Coverage 1 introduces the principles of script analysis and script report writing.

Writing For Interactive Storytelling and Writing Episodic Fiction teach students how to broaden their writing skills across multiple platforms and formats.

Writing, Pitching and Developing Short Films Screenwriters also have the opportunity to develop a script for the Practical Filmmakers final graduation projects, and learn the pitching process.

TERM 5 & 6

LEVEL6

Major Feature Film Part 1 and Part 2. This is the final stage of the course, where students are given the opportunity to develop and write a feature film script to second draft.

Writing Coverage 2, students get further in-depth teaching in script analysis.

In Adaptation for the Screen, students learn the principles and process of adapting media into screenplay

Film Marketing and Festivals teaches students about the construction of professional marketing packages.

Entry Requirements

  • 64 UCAS points for October 2020/2021 intake in line with UCAS tariff changes or equivalent.
  • If you are an international student and unsure of your eligibility please contact us on hello@centralfilmschool.com.
  • International students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent.
  • Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview.
  • All applicants must submit a visual portfolio with their application.

Are you an International student?

Fees

Understanding the costs and financing options open to you as you plan your studies will help you to make a wise investment in your future career.

UK/EU

£10,800 per year

(£21,600 / degree)

International

£16,000 per year

(£32,000 / degree) + £500 Registration Fee
  • Tuition fees cover

Actors costs, shooting kit and Production budgets for module exercises.

  • Tuition Fee Loans are available for UK/EU students

of up to £10,800. EU students may also apply for funding from their country of domicile where applicable.

  • Scholarships available

Including scholarships for International Students.

  • Additional costs

You will also need a Production hard drive for your work and travel expenses.

Are you ready to Tell Your Story?

Our Tutors

David Lemon

David has written short films for Sky movies, and dramas for Radio 4, and has recently done two feature films, Faintheart, and Containment. He writes across a variety of media including children’s television and written for soap operas on the BBC.

David Lemon,

BA (Hons) SCREENWRITING TUTOR