University of Edinburgh

MSc in Playwriting

Address:

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc in Playwriting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc Playwriting aims to focus not only on the craft of writing for performance, but also on how a script plays out in real space and time, and in front of an audience. The programme is led by award-winning playwright Nicola McCartney (Lifeboat, Heritage, Standing Wave) and focuses not only on the craft of writing for performance, but also on how a script plays out in real space and time, and in front of an audience. The programme can be followed full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. You will be taught through a dynamic combination of seminars, workshops, one to one supervision and professional master-classes by some of Europe’s leading playwrights and theatre artists. A core component of the degree features development workshops with professional actors and directors, focusing on your own work. You will attend performances at Edinburgh theatres and will also be encouraged and supported to build links to the professional theatre scene in Edinburgh and beyond. The academic year will culminate in a public, professional reading of your work-in-progress at the internationally renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You will also automatically be entered into the David Maclennan Award competition, the winner of which will receive a guaranteed professional production of their work at the hugely successful A Play, A Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor, Glasgow, which now has franchises across the world.

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Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 8500 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 17400 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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