The MA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy cultivates the growth of the
individual writer through an intensive one-year immersion in an
ensemble-based learning environment.
All students take modules on playwriting and other forms of
theatre practice in which they also have the opportunity to
specialise further, based on their own skills and interests. They
will cultivate their skills as writers of dramatic texts (playwriting),
and also increase their knowledge of a wide range of theatrical
structures and forms (dramaturgy) to expand their range as artists.
Writers on this programme will hone their craft through intensive
mentorship and a rigorous programme of modules, workshops
and theatre trips that places their individual work in the context of
the contemporary theatre industry and the history of theatre craft.
The programme concludes with a playwriting dissertation and
features a public reading of the student’s new work at the Centre
for Drama, Theatre and Performance.