Script to Screen: Scriptwriting for Film and Television in Great Britain

Posted: October 25, 2012 by IUsec in Uncategorized


  • Tentative Dates: May 7 to May 31, 2013

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

  • Script to Screen: Scriptwriting for Film and Television in Great Britain
  • 3 IUB credit hours in TEL-T 452
  • Learn story structure, character development, script formatting and the role of culturally sensitive stories in the unique film and television production model of the UK. Read scripts, develop and pitch your own stories, talk to industry professionals, and visit locations and studios where your favorite films have been made.
  • Daily lectures, screenings, and story development workshops.
  • Field trips to film locations in historical locations include Bath, Oxford, Greenwich, Warner Bro. Studies and Pinewood Studios.
  • Day long excursions to see the locations for the film series Harry Potter, James Bond, and Sherlock Holmes, as well as The King’s Speech and Pride and Prejudice. We will also visit the locations for the BBC television series Sherlock and Downton Abbey.
  • Weekend trip to France to visit the Normandy Beaches and the WWII American Memorial Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel. 

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

Additional Information

Housing Information

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.


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