Regent's University London

Regent's University London

Writing for Screen and Stage

This programme helps students develop the writing skills essential for the screen industry and the theatre; students explore the art of storytelling, the Aristotelian origins of drama, narrative structure, character function and creation, the exploitation of arena, decisions on location and key narrative tricks and devices; they also learn how to convert ideas into a saleable product, and how to deal with relevant legal and financial issues; students who choose to specialise in screen will finish by completing a 2-hour feature film screenplay; students who specialise in theatre will write a full-length play/performance text.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any discipline; applicants must submit a sample of their creative writing and attend an interview; exceptional entry is available for candidates who either do not meet the formal academic requirements, or whose qualifications were not recently obtained and who cannot provide formal evidence of these qualifications; all exceptional entry decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the course leader; fluency in English is also required.

Course modules

Modules include: short scripts; adapted scripts; analysis of scripts; on-campus period 1 and 2; observational research screenplay; thematic research play; on-campus period 3 and 4; production case study; feature film screenplay; full length stageplay; on-campus period 5.

Sponsorship information

Merit-based scholarships are available ranging up to 50% off the tuition fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 11,650 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 11,650 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 11,650 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 11,650 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Regent's University of London Westminster NW1 4NS South East

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