Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have at least one of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours; or 
  • An equivalent (international) or higher qualification; or
  • An equivalent professional qualification; or
  • Substantial professional experience in film or a related area.

You are welcome to apply even if you haven't written any scripts before, but feel you have the ability to and meet our minimum entry requirements. 

You may already have been working in a writing environment, though not necessarily in film. We actively support applicants who have a commitment to screenwriting and want to expand their skills and understanding.

We are looking forward to hearing why you think you are a screenwriter.

The language of teaching and assessment is English. All students must have a satisfactory knowledge of the English language, due to the need to understand the intensive course of lectures and the demands of group work. Students whose first language is not English will therefore need to provide proof of proficiency in English. More information can be found here.

What You Need for Your Application

  • Completed online application form
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal statement (up to 750 words) – more guidance is available in the online application system
  • A description of your life up to the point of applying for the course (max. 1000 words)
  • A 10 to 15-minute film script
  • 1 to 2-page synopsis for an original feature film plus an opening sequence with dialogue
  • Three half-page pitches for original features
  • Education certificates (degree-level qualifications only)
  • Two references
  • A passport-sized photo

In addition, you have the option to upload an example of your film, video, photography, art or literary work your application.

Applicants whose first language is not English may also need to provide proof of proficiency in English. You can find more information here.

Please note that a non-refundable application fee of £50 is payable upon submission of the application.

Selection Criteria

  • A high degree of commitment to studying at The London Film School and to its educational approach
  • A high degree of commitment to a career in screenwriting
  • Relevant artistic talent or originality and/or a grasp of the relevant skills
  • Range of background interests and subject matter
  • Experience of screenwriting and critical feedback
  • Knowledge of film, film culture and the film industry
  • Ability to initiate and complete complex projects
  • Capacity for critical analysis
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Language skills (spoken, written, listening, communication skills)*
*NB: Applicants should note that this is not a substitute for an approved English language test.