Taught course

Creative Writing: Scriptwriting

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

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Entry requirements

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

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.

You will explore both the theory and practice of dramatic writing, addressing contemporary critical debates, analysing written and performance texts, and experimenting with a range of techniques in original writing. You will develop your skills in constructive criticism and creative editing of your peers’ writing, creating a supportive writers’ network in the process.

Your modules will be taught by theorists and practitioners, and will be supplemented by masterclasses given by visiting specialists. Our teaching is carried out through seminar discussions and presentations, screenings, workshops and readings, and may also include performance visits. You will be assessed on an analytical essay, original creative writing and working process materials.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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