University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Playwriting

This programme focuses on the practical exploration of the theory and craft of writing for performance; it explores how a script is written to be interpreted by the key creative artists in theatre and how that script plays out in real space and time in front of an audience.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree or equivalent professional experience; applicants must supply a portfolio of writing for live performance of around 45 minutes playing time: a selection of extracts from the candidates writing rather than sending full scripts; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: the craft of the playwright 1; the craft of the playwright 2; time and space of performance. Option courses may include: film and the other arts; Pirandello; postmodern debates; Russian theatre: from the modernist impulse to the present; Spanish golden age theatre: performance and engagement; theatre and society; theatre, performance and performativity; twentieth-century Spanish theatre.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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