Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This course is taught over 4, week'long residential retreats over 1 year. Between retreats the course is run via distance'learning with a website, chat room and e'tutorials. During this course students will cover writing for feature film and television as well as new developments such as web drama. They will develop a range of ideas, then go on to write film and television outlines, and several drafts of a feature film screenplay, a TV single drama, or a TV series or serial bible and sample episodes. Students will be immersed in a creative atmosphere conducive to concentrated learning and group interaction; a core unit is the development lab, where students will present their work in progress to the group for criticism and feedback, and experiment with co'writing. Students will also meet and work with industry and independent producers, directors, agents, writers and actors to provide a production context.

Course Modules

Modules include: Script craft; story and theme; development lab; contexts: current British film and TV practice.

Course Additional Entry

UK upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent, in literature, theatre, media or a related discipline. Students with degrees in other subjects will also be considered, as will those with relevant professional or creative experience in fiction writing, the film and TV media, theatre, radio or journalism. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,700  Academic year. First year home fees