Regent's University London

Screenwriting & Producing - BA (Hons)

Regent's University London
In City of London

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location City of london
Start September 2019
  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london
  • Start:
    September 2019
Description

This programme is designed to develop the next generation of script writers and producers for the screen - individuals equipped to work on both sides of the film and television industry.  The degree trains and educates new young script writers in the commercial and production side of the screen industry, and develops key skills which are essential for career success as a script writer or producer. In addition, you will undertake a work placement that will give you first-hand experience of working in the industry. Register for an Open Day Why should I choose this programme? The 'writer-producer' is the ideal model for the creative individual entering film and TV today. This degree will develop your ability to both create work and produce it, and the skills to operate on both sides of the traditional ‘boundary’ between different roles. It will nurture your creative development as a writer and director, as well as sharpen your business acumen and understanding of the production process. Key skills, aims and objectives Script planning, creation and development skills The ability to write, cast, direct and produce your own scripts Skills in filming, editing and producing screen projects The ability to create TV drama, movie-length features and commercials Research skills and the ability to adapt material into dramatic form People management, mediation and interpersonal skills The ability to make key industry judgements – why and how a major screen project will work Future opportunities This programme will enable you to develop the full range of skills needed to work as a writer, director or producer in the TV or film industry. You will gain production and management expertise, together with industry-standard skills in script evaluation and the ability to write high-quality scripts yourself. ...

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Where and when
Starts Location
Sep-2019
City of London
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1 4NS, London, England
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Starts Sep-2019
Location
City of London
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1 4NS, London, England
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· What are the objectives of this course?

Study methods Varied teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will have the opportunity to work on practical projects, both individually and in groups, replicating industry practice. As the programme progresses, you will specialise in your preferred script and production areas.  

Assessment structure Assessment is based entirely on project work throughout the programme, including scripts, business and production plans, and your filmed output. You will also be assessed on your presentation skills, and written analyses and essays on aspects of the film and TV industry.

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What you'll learn on the course

Industry
Production
Drama
Screenwriting
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Course programme

Additional information

From conception to realisation, the script is the heart of a screen project. All production emanates from it, and the industry is governed by those who work most directly with it - writers, directors and producers.

Telling the story
You will develop competence in screenwriting practice and language, script formatting and terms, the process of script planning and story and plot refinement through script development stages.

You will build up gradually from writing shorter scripts to fully formed feature scripts. In the final year you will devise and script a full-length movie screenplay and write, cast, direct and produce your own short film.

Producing the work
You will learn about the structure and mechanics of the screen industry, the criteria by which to judge new ideas and the skills to convert them into screen productions, plus marketing, legal issues, budgeting and financial practices. You will develop the ability to manage your own and others’ creativity and to liaise effectively with writers, directors, actors and agents.

You will create your own one-hour TV drama series, including characters, locations and storylines, and a full script for the first episode. You will also learn to devise and shoot an industry-standard commercial.

Industry placement
A period of work placement between Years 2 and 3 will give you an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the creative industries and build your personal network of industry contacts.

Working in an area of the industry relevant to your skills, interests and abilities, you will learn to understand its current working practices, develop your organisation and research skills and handle people and teams.

You will be supported before, during and after your placement by our Careers & Business Relations team.

Modules

Year 1

  • Script Adaptation, Development and Presentation
  • Introduction to Production
  • Academic and Creative Skills
  • Global Perspectives
  • Thirty-Minute Script
  • Business and Law for the Creative Producer
  • Visual Storytelling in Drama 

Year 2

  • Creating a 1-hour TV Drama Series
  • Creating a TV Commercial
  • Study Period Abroad 
  • Study Abroad Dissertation

Year 3

  • Development of the Major Script
  • Creating and Producing the Short Film
  • Completion of the Major Script
  • Producing and Marketing the Major Script

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