London-Scriptwriting Summer Program

Posted: January 9, 2012 by IUsec in Study Abroad


Location Details

  • Britain’s political, literary and intellectual capital
  • Thriving Museum Culture
  • Writers’ and Artists’ homes, London coffee house culture

Upcoming Session Dates

Summer 2012 Jun 1, 2012 to Jun 22, 2012


  • June 1 to June 22, 2012

Program Organization

  • This is an IU-Administered Program
  • Summer Program
  • Classes are conducted at the IES Center in Bloomsbury District near the British Museum
  • Course is based at the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
  • Class is taught by IU Department of Telecommunications faculty member Susan Kelly
  • 15-20 IU students

Academic Program

  • Scriptwriting for Film and Television (see syllabus)
  • 3 IUB credit hours in TEL-T 331
  • Directly experience the role of the script in the creative and collaborative process that defines film and television. Read scripts, learn to write scenes, talk to industry professionals, and visit locations and studios where your favorite films have been made.
  • Daily lectures, screenings, and writing workshops.
  • Field trips to film locations and studios around London.
  • Day long excursions to see the locations for the films Harry Potter, Atonement, and Bridget Jones’s Diary

The available coursework is particularly suited for, but not necessarily limited to, the following academic interests: Communications, English, Journalism, Telecommunications, and Theater, Drama, Performing Arts, and Dance.

Housing Information

  • Shared rooms in student residence hall in central London

Program Eligibility

  • are a degree candidate at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college, and
  • have an overall cumulative GPA of approximately 3.0.
  • Preference will be given to those who have taken a 100 or 200 level writing, script analysis, directing, or production class such as ENG-W 131, TEL-T 206, TEL-T 283, C-190 or THTR-T 101.

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and match between program and applicant’s academic needs. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.


Estimated Costs and Financial Aid

Summer 2012

  • Fee paid to IU: (academic fees, housing, excursions, health insurance)
    • Indiana resident: $3,853 $3,188
    • Non-resident: $4,153 $3,488
  • Meals: $600-700
  • International airfare: $1,000

Program costs for Indiana University undergraduate students have been reduced through a grant from the Edward L. Hutton Foundation. Initial prepayment of $500 due in early March.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Application Information

Program Administration

This program is administered by the Office of Overseas Study on the Bloomington campus. If this is not your campus, be aware that any program meetings or orientations may take place here.

Office of Overseas Study
Franklin Hall, Room 303
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-9304
Fax: (812) 855-6452


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