You will usually have an honours degree, in any subject. Successful completion of a certificate course in creative writing, professional qualifications or relevant experience, such as acting or directing may also be acceptable. The prime criteria are proven ability and commitment to completing a play or screenplay. You will be required to submit a writing sample which is a 20 page play, screenplay or radio play extract and to attend an interview as part of the application process (international applicants may be interviewed by telephone). Other Suitable Qualifications: Mature students are encouraged to apply. If in doubt about your qualifications please contact us before applying.
Months of entry
Creatively stimulating, challenging, and above all practical, this innovative two-year course provides a supportive and thought-provoking environment for playwrights and screenwriters to explore their ideas, develop their craft, and finish a full-length work to a high standard.
Fees and funding
Full-time EU: £5,500*
Full-time Non EU: £7,500*
The fees listed above are per year.
Scholarships: Students on this course are eligible to apply for the BAFTA Scholarship Programme. Successful applicants receive £10,000, a BAFTA industry mentor and free access to UK BAFTA events for a year, plus a paid work placement at Warner Bros, Scholarship opportunities will be available for UK/EU and international students looking to study postgraduate courses in the School of Arts & Social Sciences starting in September 2015, Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.
Funding may be available from the AHRB.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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