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- Learn how to write scripts for film and television.
- Gain insights from real industry figures into how to sell your screenplays.
- Learn from a lecture team who include established screenwriters.
- Have the opportunity to work abroad— Erasmus funding is available for European placements.
- Benefit from excellent facilities for film study including a purpose-built theatre.
This course focuses on the practical and critical elements of screenwriting. Through practice-based learning and theoretical study, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence to fulfil your potential in the world of film and TV.
Watch student MaeMae Millichamp talk about what it’s like to study on this course
How you learn
At every level of this course you will have the opportunity to write scripts and work with other students to create content.
You will also have the chance to work with industry professionals. Previous guests have included screenwriters, directors, agents and producers.
You learn through
- group work
- industry visits and field trips
- independent study
- attending film festivals and special screening events
Course leaders and tutors
Jonathan teaches a range of modules at undergraduate level including Introduction to Screenwriting, Creative Careers and Screenwriting Project
You will have the opportunity to work on a radio serial drama or short film production as part of your second year work placement module.
We run regular field trips to the Bradford Widescreen Weekend film festival, Berlin International Film Festival, the BFI and BBC Media City, and we also have a writers' retreat residential trip as part of the third year of study.
We have a variety of networking opportunities with organisations such as the BBC, Warp Film, BFI Film Hub North and Sheffield Live. We also bring in a wide range of industry professionals to deliver masterclasses and offer one-to-one guidance in some cases.
Previous visiting professionals have included: screenwriters, agents, directors, producers, new talent co-ordinators and festival organisers.
There are a range of competitions that recognize student achievement and outstanding contributions to university life. The Hallam Award, for example, recognises students’ exceptional participation in university life, involvement in the Students’ Union, and representation of their peer-groups.
This course prepares you for a career in
- TV and film screenwriting
- script reading
- academic research
- film programming
- festival/events planning
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Children's Media Festival
- The Showroom
- Channel 4
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- exclusive access to industry standard screenwriting software Final Draft
- specialist cinema equipped with state-of-the-art 4K digital projection, twin 35mm film projectors, DCP projector, large screen and surround sound
- an extensively stocked learning centre with 10000s of DVDs and film books/journals
- a unique collection of archival material on microfiche
- individual viewing facilities for private study with access to the BFI's SIFT database
- dedicated co-working space equipped with flexible desks, large screens, laptop library, comfy seating, and a shared kitchen where you can collaborate with other students in the Department of Humanities, to shape your next big idea
- our Performance Lab with two theatre studios, state-of-the-art lighting and audio rigs, and green room facilities.
GCSE English at grade C or 4.
80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Cinemania||Credits: 20||
|Module: Film Narrative||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Film Analysis||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Screenwriting||Credits: 20||
|Module: Studying And Researching Cinema||Credits: 20||
|Module: Writing With Pictures||Credits: 20||
|Module: Responding To A Creative Brief||Credits: 20|
|Module: Scripting A Performance||Credits: 20|
|Module: Writing An Original Screenplay||Credits: 20|
|Module: A Close-Up On British Cinema||Credits: 20|
|Module: Adapting For The Screen||Credits: 20|
|Module: Beyond The Mainstream||Credits: 20|
|Module: Diy Film Making||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hollywood Cinema||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tv Comedy & Drama||Credits: 20|
|Module: Creative Careers||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Film Writing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Screenwriting Project||Credits: 40|
|Module: American Nightmares||Credits: 20|
|Module: Contemporary East Asian Cinema||Credits: 20|
|Module: Documentary||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Must-See Tv||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Film and performance courses (PDF)
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