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Regent’s University London Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship, UK 2024

Application is now open for the Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship at Regent’s University London. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Regent’s University London and Scholarship

Regent’s University London has a unique and storied history that intertwines with the legacy of the University of London’s Bedford College. In 1984, Rockford College, Illinois, now known as Rockford University, acquired the former South Villa Estate campus of Bedford College in Regent’s Park, naming the new institution Regent’s College. This historic site, initially leased by Bedford College in 1908, saw the opening of new buildings

by architect Basil Champneys in 1913, with the honor of being inaugurated by Queen Mary. Over the years, these buildings underwent modifications and additions, especially after sustaining damage during the Second World War.

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The evolution of Regent’s College took a significant turn in 1985 when Bedford College merged with Royal Holloway College, another institution within the University of London. Subsequently, Bedford College relocated to Royal Holloway’s campus in Egham, Surrey, vacating the premises in Regent’s Park. This paved the way for Regent’s College to expand, welcoming the European Business School London to its campus in 1987.

Regent’s University London has since become a hub for diverse academic pursuits, offering a wide array of courses in business, liberal arts, fashion design, and marketing. As of February 2022, undergraduate course fees range from approximately £18,500 to £21,000 per annum, reflecting the institution’s commitment to providing quality education.

In September 2020, Regent’s University London entered a new chapter when it was acquired by Galileo Global Education. This strategic move positioned Regents as part of Galileo’s extensive network, which spans 80 campuses and 42 institutions across 13 countries worldwide. This network includes prestigious institutions such as the Paris School of Business in France, Instituto de Estudios Universitarios in Mexico, Macromedia University in Germany, and Istituto Marangoni in both Italy and the United Kingdom.

A notable collaboration emerged with renowned Fulbright Scholar Robert McKee, a sought-after screenwriting lecturer with three decades dedicated to educating and mentoring writers internationally. McKee expressed enthusiasm about partnering with Regent’s University London, emphasizing the importance of giving a voice to talented writers from diverse backgrounds who may remain unnurtured and unheard. His impact is evident in the success of his former students, boasting over 60 Academy Award winners, 200 Academy Award nominees, 200 Emmy Award winners, 1000 Emmy Award nominees, 100 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award winners, 250 WGA Award nominees, 50 Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award winners, and 100 DGA Award nominees.

Regent’s University London, with its rich history, diverse academic offerings, and global collaborations, continues to be a dynamic institution fostering creativity and excellence in education.

Details about the Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship at Regent’s University London:

Scholarship Sponsor: Regent’s University London, UK

Scholarship Value: £7,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): Regent’s University London, UK

Benefits:

  • £7,000 is allocated for tuition each academic year.
  • An open seat in the annual Regent’s University London London Screenwriters’ Festival
  • A prominent place at the Film, Media, and Performance events at Regent

Eligibility Criteria for Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship

Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship at Regent’s University London:

  • Any nationality is eligible to apply for this award.
  • Students enrolled in qualified undergraduate programs are eligible to apply for this grant.
  • BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing and BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing with Foundation are the programs that qualify.

Application Process for Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship

Kindly finish the following assignment and email study@regents.ac.uk your statement and script as attachments.

Kindly ensure that the email contains your complete name, nationality, and student number.

Submit a short film script

Please send a 1,000-word statement responding to the following question together with a five-minute short film script in proper screenplay format.

  • “What would be the significance for you of being a Robert McKee International Screenwriting scholar?” 

If your application is shortlisted 

Should you make the shortlist, you will receive an invitation to participate in an in-person or virtual interview with Regent’s Film, Media & Performance team members. Along with responding to additional interview questions, you will be expected to address the points from your statement and your short drama script. 

The Application Deadline is: June 30, 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other UK scholarships here.

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