Full time September MA 1 Year (Full Time)
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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The Drama Writing MA programme at our esteemed conservatoire offers a unique opportunity to hone your writing skills within a practical and immersive environment. Taught by experienced industry professionals, you will collaborate with students from other disciplines, allowing your work to be explored in a practical setting. With concentrated contact hours on Thursdays and Fridays, supplemented by intensive weeks throughout the year, you'll have ample time to develop your craft. By the end of the course, you'll have a signature script ready to showcase to producers, a deep understanding of different media, and a sophisticated grasp of the industry. Previous writing experience or a background in the drama industry is preferred, and admission is limited to only eight students per year. Join us to embark on an exciting journey towards becoming a skilled drama writer.

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Course Overview

Students will be taught by experienced practitioners within a conservatoire setting, working with top industry professionals and alongside students on other course (acting, design, directing etc) and have your work explored in a practical setting.

Studying and developing your craft of writing within a drama school means that you will have the opportunity to see your work practically explored by actors, directors and other theatre makers.

This is a full-time course, but contact hours will normally be concentrated into two days a week (Thursday and Friday), with four ‘intensive weeks’ spread through the year. The Writers’ Hub is a dedicated space for teaching & learning, individual writing and for the group to programme activities.

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Entry Requirements

Normally, successful candidates will have a first degree. It is expected that candidates will have some demonstrated experience of writing which could be in a medium other than drama. The course is also suitable for candidates who have been working in the drama industry and now wish to develop their writing skills.

Applicants will be interviewed by two members of staff, including the Head of Course or Artistic Director.


UK £11,100 International (Non UK) £24,600

Please see the BOVTS Fees and Financial Support page for details of Bursaries and Scholarships.
Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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