Develop your screenwriting skills for film and television alongside a detailed understanding of how to sell your screenplays. As well as developing your creative skills, you cover the history of screenwriting, film history, film criticism and film theory. This gives you the skills and critical vocabulary you need to analyse films in detail, and a range of transferable skills important to other roles within the wider film industry and other sectors. In your final year, you write a feature film screenplay or a television pilot. Our teaching team includes published writers and established screenwriters who help you to develop your interest and creative skills in writing. They also offer practical advice and information about being a professional writer. Key areas include • film form, narrative and style • different types of film, including documentary and alternative cinemas • a variety of film genres, film makers and film movements • a range of films from around the world, including America, Britain, East Asia and Europe. **Facilities and links with industry** Your film studies are centred around our purpose-built film theatre cinema, The Void. It combines new technology, including Blu-ray DVD through an HD digital projector, with older technology, including 40-year-old Westrex 7000 35mm projectors. These projectors can show both recent and rare, culturally valuable films in their original cinema format, including silent films at the correct speed. We are one of the few universities in the country that has these capabilities. The Dolby 5.1 surround-sound system enhances your viewing experience. We continue to enjoy a close working relationship with the British Film Institute (BFI) and have privileged access to the BFI national archive, which contains more than 50,000 fiction films and over 100,000 nonfiction titles, most of which are not available on VHS or DVD. You have access to our learning centre, which has • thousands of films on DVD, Blu-ray and videotape • a large collection of books and journals • individual viewing facilities with access to the BFI’s SIFT database. Sheffield is a thriving creative hub and home to a wide range of production companies (including the world famous Warp Films), theatres and film festivals. There are many opportunities for students to gain valuable experience with our external partners. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.