University of Derby

University of Derby

Writing for Performance

This course is designed for students who wish to develop their writing skills in the field of live and recorded performance. Studio practice will be at the heart of the programme. Taking the premise of David Edgar that performance writing is both an art and a craft; the programme will divide from the start into both exploration of the students' own work and study of the contemporary and historical canon.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in a relevant discipline or related disciplines to the MA. The usual minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent. Evidence must be provided of comparable experience and research in the 1st degree. All applicants must be able to demonstrate ability to research, to organise information and to write coherent and creative work. All candidates will usually be interviewed and may be required to submit a portfolio of creative writing. For candidates whose 1st language is not English, an IELTS standard of at least 7.0 or its equivalent is required.

Course modules

Modules include: writing: the art form; performance writing: the craft; producers and markets; advanced workshop practice; creative project.

Assessment methods

Assessment types utilised, include critical based essays, project proposals, reflective essays and extended research projects. Together these form components of the research process and enable students to develop their research project to reflect their individual cultural and academic research interests.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,260 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (EU) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (England) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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