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BA (Hons)

Screenwriting with Film, TV and Radio (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

The multi-million pound screenwriting industry is the foundation of film and television production. Meet professional writers, network at BAFTA events and attend film festivals on our Screenwriting course.

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.

This degree is now regarded as one of the top screenwriting courses in the UK and our position within the North West media marketplace is constantly growing through our direct industry links with the BBC and MediaCityUK, of which the University of Central Lancashire is a leading educational partner.

Why study with us

  • Develop the crafts of film and TV screenwriting and writing for radio to a professional level - and with considerable freedom.
  • Access state-of-the-art facilities in our Media Factory where you can practice various scriptwriting disciplines.
  • Guest speakers from the industry and alumni share experiences of working for ITV London and Pinewood studios, or writing for Holby City and Hollyoaks.

Discover cJAM Media, our networking event for students

What you’ll do

  • Work experience includes film festivals, writing scripts for student filmmakers and working for professional television companies as writers.
  • Pitch your work at our cJAM careers event with industry professionals. The event closes with work placements awarded to successful students.
  • Be part of the University’s Great Northern Creative Festival – a four-day media showcase bringing together some of the biggest creative talents in the North and across the UK.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Future careers

Screenwriting graduates become writers for television soaps, serials, dramas, radio plays, and the stage. Also, film scriptwriters, producers, script readers and editors, directors, researchers, publicists or presenters.

Outside of TV, film and radio, many of our graduates work as writers in other industries. You could earn a living as a novelist, journalist, publicist or marketer.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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