Take your writing to the highest level, and develop clear strategies for professional success. With a combination of expert guidance and peer-group workshopping, we encourage you to develop your unique voice while meeting the demands of a highly competitive industry.
We cover all media, including theatre, radio, film and television, and offer extensive training in professional skills. By the end of the course, you’ll have a comprehensive portfolio of original work, a finished script to professional standards, industry connections and a fully realised showcase presentation.
You’ll hone your writing for performance skills, while also acquiring the necessary professional knowledge needed to negotiate the industry.
Alongside completing a minimum of three polished scripts for theatre, radio and TV/film, you’ll meet scriptwriting agents and industry specialists and learn how best to pitch your work in a highly competitive field.
We recognise the importance of equipping you, as a scriptwriter, with the knowledge of how to produce your work. You’ll have the opportunity to record your own radio plays, stage your theatre pieces and shoot and edit your TV/Film projects within our supportive environment.
Most students accepted onto the course will have either a first degree or a thorough professional training in acting, theatre, television, or film. Some students, however, will be accepted on the basis of equivalent life experience. Applicants are asked to submit a twenty page script sample with their application form written for any medium.
The key components, including structure, characterisation, visual storytelling and dialogue.
Writing for Theatre and Radio
A comprehensive guide to writing for these important media. You’ll prepare a script for each.
Develop your professional writing career. Learn to prepare proposal documents, to pitch ideas, and to make connections in the industry.
An in-depth course in writing for film and television. You’ll prepare a single script for either medium.
Write and produce a finished 15 minute piece in any narrative media (radio, short film, theatre), for public presentation.
Prepare a calling card script in the medium of your choice, taken to the highest professional standard.
Many of our graduates succeed with their career goals. Some have careers as professional Scriptwriters while others work in script editing, theatre and film criticism or education.
Our students have gone on to have their work produced and some have even managed to do this while still completing their MA. Others have found work within the script departments of TV/film and theatre companies while others work as script readers, theatre/film reviewers and as creative writing tutors.
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