Taught course

Playwriting

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Led by a professional playwright, this unique programme focuses on the practical exploration of the theory and craft of writing for performance. It explores how a script is written to be interpreted by the key creative artists in theatre and how that script plays out in space and time in front of an audience.

Through seminars, tutorials, workshops and professional master classes (led by some of Europe’s leading playwrights and theatre artists), you will develop an understanding of live performance theory, self-motivation and the focus necessary to work as an independent artist within the theatre industry.

Edinburgh has a buzzing theatre scene and the programme draws on this to culminate in a public, professional reading of your work in progress at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
llc.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 3030