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Normally, successful candidates will have a first degree.
Months of entry
The Drama Writing MA is led by renowned playwrights Stephanie Dale with David Edgar. This pioneering course aims to nurture students to find their distinctive voices as writers for stage, screen and radio. The course is delivered through masterclasses, workshops and seminars delivered by top industry professionals and experienced practitioners.
Students will have their work bought to life by working with other students studying acting, directing, production arts and stage management from across the school.
The Drama Writing programme is delivered through masterclasses, workshops and seminars delivered by top industry professionals and experienced practitioners.
This is a full-time course, but contact hours will normally be concentrated into two days a week (Thursday and Friday), with four ‘intensive weeks’ spread through the year. The Writers’ Hub is a dedicated space for teaching & learning, individual writing and for the group to programme activities.
Students will gain an understanding of how directors and actors unpack text. They will also have their scripts examined in practice as actors bring their scripts to life at various points through the course. Students will have access to industry standard facilities including a dedicated writers’ room, a radio drama studio and film department.
This course is delivered from a practitioners’ perspective and the hands-on experience will ensure an excellent start to graduates’ careers and prepare them for employment by providing a practical and critical understanding of commissioning and other industry processes.
The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has a renowned literary pedigree, and enjoys relationships with theatres across the city, south west and nationally. For instance, the School mounts productions in partnership with the Bristol Old Vic, Redgrave Theatre and Tobacco Factory, amongst others, on a regular basis, ensuring that students experience practical application of their craft in professional settings.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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