Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Screenwriting for Television and Film

During this course the student will cover writing for feature film and television as well as new developments such as web drama. The student will 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. The course combines distance learning with 6 intensive week-long residential courses spread over 2 years; equal weight is given to writing for television and film. There is also a one year full-time option which may be taken by agreement with the course director.

Entry requirements

Good Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in literature, theatre, media or a related discipline normally required; students with degrees in other subjects or relevant professional or creative experience in writing, the media, or related fields also considered.

Course modules

Script craft; story and theme; development lab; contexts, current British film and TV practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including script outlines and scenes, a completed feature film screenplay and/or TV series episode and �bible�, and marketing and pitch documents.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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