Taught course

Dramatic Writing

University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins

Entry requirements

We are looking for applicants with a background or demonstrable interest in scriptwriting, development or production across theatre, film, television, radio and digital media. It particularly suits individuals interested in narrative art forms, it may also attract those involved in broader performance-related practices.

Appropriate related backgrounds include script development and dramaturgy, producing, directing, acting, creative writing.

Although we treat all work with the greatest care and respect, the college cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to the work or documents you submit. Please therefore do not send any original documents.

Minimum entry requirements

Entry to MA Dramatic Writing requires you to have:

  • An Honours degree; or
  • Evidence of experiential learning equivalent to an Honours degree; or
  • 3 years relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Dramatic Writing offers training and support for creative adventure and personal development. Since the course started, it has regularly engaged with industry professionals and visiting experts who work across a range of forms and contexts for dramatic writing. The course is focused on the craft and technical aspects of dramatic writing and seeks to develop the unique vision and voice of each individual student.

MA Dramatic Writing explores script writing and dramatic form with relevance across theatre, radio, film, television and digital media. Our aim is to help the next generation of writing talent and equip students with the confidence and self-awareness they will need to survive and thrive in industry.

Information for international students

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability in order to apply for a visa, enrol, and start your course. The English language requirement for entry for this course is:

  • IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one paper, or equivalent.

For further information visit the English Language requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,000 p/a
International students
EU £5,000 p/a Non EU £12,430

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Service
020 7514 7023