12 months
20489 GBP/year
9633 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama offers a vocational training in writing drama across a range of different media contexts.


About the course

Both the MA and MFA courses of Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama provide the opportunity for you to develop the core competencies and skills of the dramatist, to explore your ‘voice’, to develop your confidence in your own writing and to understand the different media contexts within which you might work as a professional scriptwriter. 

  • Train to write drama for different media including theatre, film, television and radio 
  • Study the history of dramatic writing and explore its future 
  • Work with actors and be taught by industry professionals

Programme Structure

Course focus:

  • Practice-based enquiry into techniques and processes for writing for stage and screen
  • Writing projects engaging with different styles and media formats
  • Creative and Critical writing
  • Media and society
  • Stage design
  • Research into dramatic writing techniques and issues of performance in relation to theatre, cinema, television, radio and other relevant contexts
  • Liberal arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no formal closing date for direct applications to Central, but you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits

Master of Fine Art in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media (MFA): 240 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have an undergraduate degree in the broad field of literary and/or performance and drama studies; or a first degree and sufficient experience of either writing or drama practice; or have appropriate professional experience; or can otherwise demonstrate your potential to undertake this form of postgraduate study successfully. An offer will normally only be made after interview.
  • An MFA top-up year for those with an existing MA in writing for dramatic media is available. During this year writers will produce two ‘calling card’ scripts and a professional development portfolio.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20489 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20489 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9633 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9633 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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