Taught course

Creative Writing: Scriptwriting

University of East Anglia · School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (LDC)

Entry requirements

Degree Subject UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent preferred but not essential.

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Months of entry


Course content

The MA Creative Writing: Scriptwriting addresses dramatic writing across the media with the rigour and professional insight that are the hallmark of our creative writing teaching.

The strand has three core modules. Firstly, Dramaturgy, where we study the core principles of drama as explored from Aristotle to McKee and as embodied in a range of plays, films and TV programmes, from Antigone to Game of Thrones. Alongside this runs Workshop where each week your writing benefits from the scrutiny of fellow writers and workshop leaders such as renowned playwrights Steve Waters and Timberlake Wertenbaker. The process offers you the chance to build an idea from concept to realisation under the keen eye of an industry expert.

Meanwhile for your other module you can choose from a huge inter-disciplinary menu. By Spring you're embarked on your Dissertation benefiting from close supervision as you write a full length drama for the medium of your choice.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515