Explore how the industry works, learn how to tell your own story, and get bags of real-world pointers by pitching your script to the professionals.
Project Based Learning
13-15 year olds
14 days commencing:
Cue the opening scenes of your glittering career in Film and TV. This is where it all begins. Study with us and develop your script ideas through a practical group project. We’ll explore script and character development, visit filmmakers for first-hand tips and meet top producers to find out how they cast new talent.
To really hone your skills, we’ll work on location, giving you all the inspiration you need to pitch your final script to industry experts for invaluable feedback.
On our project-based courses, you will work on a group project which is defined by your tutor and based on a complex real-life problem. Each course will have a theme which connects all subjects, to encourage collaboration between groups and peer feedback. In taught sessions, your tutor will equip you with the practical subject knowledge required to address the problem you have been assigned, and you will take ownership of your project during group work facilitated by teaching assistants. To learn from industry experts, you will also visit companies, innovators, and experts to immerse you in the current issues defining your subject area and the overall course theme. Your course will culminate in a group presentation to peers, staff and external experts.
Discover the best of British culture and beyond to find out what makes Great Britain so great by visiting all of its wonderful landmarks on foot, by bike or via the tube. Hop on to London’s infamous tube system, and explore trendy Shoreditch (with its delicious eateries and boutique shops), visit Camden market for some vintage finds, or stroll along the Thames and watch the sunset behind the London Eye. Wherever you choose, you’re sure to be captivated by the city’s atmospheric charm.
Discover amazing treasures and the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, to the National Gallery and St James' Park.
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.
The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.
Explore the history of space, time and navigation at the Royal Observatory, step aboard the historic Cutty Sark, and uncover gripping stories about how today’s world was shaped at the National Maritime Museum.
"Our tutor was very interesting and passionate and the visits were linked to the subject."
"The Creative Writing Course helped me properly analyse famous writers’ works in order to fully understand them while letting me create my own short stories and poems. "
"The staff, who are all current or former students associated with the university, were all amazingly kind and friendly to us, and they seemed to really care about every single one of us, having even memorized our names before we got there, which really helped me, and everyone else, feel very welcome. "
"I love how practical the course is. Our tutors supported and guided us throughout the course and really helped us build businesses from scratch."
London calling! What’s not to love about the capital- you can cruise down the River Thames, learn about high fashion history at the V&A, and eat at some of the country’s top restaurants all in one day. London is home to a plethora of cultures and industries, with start-ups from around the world making it their office address. It is the perfect place to get a head start in your area of interest, while experiencing all that a multicultural capital city has to offer. The fun doesn’t end, and neither does the learning.
You will be staying in Garden Halls, in modern single rooms occupied by university students during the academic year. It is right in the centre of London, at walking distance from King’s Cross Station, which means that countless attractions, museums and restaurants are at an easy reach.
You’ll experience some of London’s best local restaurants and cafes, as well as a lovely formal dinner on the last night of your course.
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