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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

12 months
13500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
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The Scriptwriting course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will develop your skills in writing for television, film, radio and the theatre. You’ll get expert advice from experienced writers and performers and be encouraged to produce your own original work.

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The Scriptwriting course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) focus on helping you to develop your skills to a professional level, so you’ll get hands-on experience of using the very latest industry-standard equipment and techniques from day one. You’ll continually hone your writing skills and get the opportunity to participate in the writing of a full-length feature film.

You’ll develop a specialist knowledge of scriptwriting skills, including story structure, scene development, characterisation and dialogue, enabling you to transform your stories into industry-standard scripts.

Why study with us

You’ll be based in our Media Factory, a creative hub equipped with industry-standard facilities including television studios, recording studios, theatres and editing suites.

You’ll learn from the experts – you course tutors are experienced writers for the stage and screen. And you’ll attend guest lectures and masterclasses featuring renowned industry professionals.

Opportunities to enhance your studies with visits to film festivals, theatre productions and external workshops.

Future careers

By developing your scriptwriting skills to a professional level, you’ll be ready to pursue an exciting career within the media industry across a variety of roles, including scriptwriter, script editor, story liner, script reader, producer, director and researcher. Our industry links will give you direct access to industry professionals and job opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodologies
  • Enterprise and Profesional Practice
  • Writing for Film
  • Writing for Radio
  • Writing for Television
  • Scriptwriting Major Project
  • Writing for Stage
  • Writing the Video Game

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree: 2:2 Honours degree in related subject or equivalent qualification

  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
  • Candidates without the above qualifications will be considered providing that there is firm evidence of experience and commitment to at least one of the main areas of practical study: film or video making or Film and TV Screenwriting, digital imaging work
  • Demonstrable proof of writing skill or ability or potential

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
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