Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have at least one of the following:

  • A Bachelors 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.

We believe screenwriting talent shows itself in many different ways. We welcome applications from a variety of academic and relevant professional backgrounds, on the merit that candidates can meet and exceed our minimum entry requirements.

You are welcome to apply even if you haven't written any scripts before. 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.

English Language Proficiency

The language of teaching and assessment during the programme is entirely in English. All students must have a satisfactory knowledge of the English language due to the demanding nature of the course.

In addition to the below requirements, students who require a student visa and their first language is not English, are required to provide proof of a Secure English Language Test (SELT). Further information on our English Language requirements can be found here

What You Need for Your Application

All candidates must submit the following:

  • Completed online application form
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal statement (up to 750 words)
  • A description of your life up to the point of applying for the course (max. 1000 words)
  • A short film script (no more than 12-15 pages)
  • A synopsis for an original feature film (no more than 2 pages)
  • Three additional original feature ideas (no more than 1 page per idea)
  • Applicants whose first language is not English may also be required to provide proof of a Secure English Language Test (SELT).

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

Personal Statement

The personal statement should be no more than 750 words and include an account of why you think are suitable for the course, how you meet the below selection criteria and how the course might support your aspirations and future plans.

Selection Criteria

  • A high degree of commitment to studying at 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)

Application Fee

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

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via our online application portal and only during the alloted application deadlines. You can find further information about our opening and closing deadlines here.





 Updated 20 July 2023