Creative Writing Scriptwriting (MA)
The MA will explore both theory and practice of dramatic writing, addressing contemporary critical debates, analysing written and performance texts, and experimenting with a range of techniques in original writing. Writers develop skills in constructive criticism and creative editing of each other's writing, towards the creation of a supportive writers' network.
Modules will be taught by theorists and practitioners, and will be supplemented by Master classes given by visiting specialists. Teaching will be via seminar discussions and presentations, screenings, workshops, readings and may also include performance visits. Students will be assessed through an analytical essay, original creative writing and working process materials.
The full-time Scriptwriting strand of the MA in Creative Writing is taken over one academic year (or two years, part-time).
The screenwriting pathway within this MA is industry-accredited by Skillset, the Sector Skills Training Council for the UK film industry.