Taught course

Television Fiction Writing

Institution
Glasgow Caledonian University · Glasgow School for Business and Society
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 or equivalent and evidence of creative writing experience. In the Personal Statement section of the Application Form candidates must demonstrate evidence of prior interest and/or achievement in writing fiction for television and/or the general field of creative writing.

This must be supported by samples of personal creative writing (up to 3 short pieces ie: short stories, scene from play or screenplay). These works do not need to have been published or performed.

Additionally applicants must make a clear and unequivocal statement of why they wish to pursue a career in television writing.

Candidates will also be required to attend and pass an interview and test as part of the application process. The test will consist of a previously unseen scripting exercise conducted under class test conditions.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Get the training, connections and experiences you need to make your mark in television. Recognised with the Creative Skillset Tick of approval, GCU's MA Television Fiction Writing is the only full-time master's programme focusing solely on scripting for the UK.

Created in close collaboration with industry to maximise your employment opportunities, our programme offers you the full range of industry experiences - and supports you in developing your own original drama or comedy.

  • Instruction from both academic experts and top TV scriptwriters in British television
  • Chance to contribute to programmes currently airing on British TV
  • Individual mentoring from experienced television executives
  • Direct access to producers and commissioners
  • Year of mentoring from a London agent
  • Support from a professional script doctor
  • Opportunity to graduate with several projects ready to take to market

We'll teach you to story conference, storyline and edit scripts - all with direct input from the BBC, STV and other independent producers and writers. And you'll benefit from GCU's global reputation for academic excellence - combining academic theory with practical skills in a thriving and diverse community that shares a belief in the common good.

Information for international students

Academic IELTS test score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element less than 6.5. If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme. International students who do not meet the academic requirements may be eligible for the International Graduate Diploma programme. Successful completion of this INTO course with the required grades means guaranteed conditional offer of a place on the degree programme at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Fees and funding

A number of full fee scholarships supported by industry leaders are available for the most talented writers.

We also offer packages of further financial support available for those who need it most.

Please also see the funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)141 331 8630