Taught course

Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London · Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Entry requirements

You should normally have an undergraduate degree in the broad field of literary and/or performance and drama studies; or a first degree and sufficient experience of either writing or drama practice; or have appropriate professional experience; or can otherwise demonstrate your potential to undertake this form of postgraduate study successfully.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media offers a vocational training in writing drama across a range of different media contexts.

Both the MA and MFA courses provide the opportunity for you to develop the core competencies and skills of the dramatist, to explore your ‘voice’, to develop your confidence in your own writing and to understand the different media contexts within which you might work as a professional scriptwriter.

  • Train to write drama for different media including theatre, film, television and radio
  • Study the history of dramatic writing and explore its future
  • Work with actors and be taught by industry professionals

Information for international students

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to prove their English language proficiency by gaining an overall score of 7.0 in an IELTS test. We do accept equivalent English language qualifications.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7722 8183