12 months
18500 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare for a career writing for theatre, film or television with the MA in Creative Writing Scriptwriting from the University of East Anglia that allows you to explore and produce dramatic writing across the media. 

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The scriptwriting strand of our world-renowned MA Creative Writing has three core modules. First, Dramaturgy, in which you will study the core principles of drama as explored from Aristotle to McKee and as embodied in a range of plays, films and TV programmes, from Antigone to Game of Thrones.

During the MA in Creative Writing Scriptwriting from the University of East Anglia , you will also take part in the Scriptwriting workshop, building upon your study of dramaturgical theory where each week you will benefit from the scrutiny and feedback of your fellow writers and workshop leaders, such as the renowned playwrights Steve Waters and Timberlake Wertenbaker. You will incorporate this theory into your own writing practice in weekly creative development workshops, completing scriptwriting and planning exercises. Over the course of the workshop, you and your fellow writers will bring your exercises to the group for discussion and evaluation.

Alongside these modules runs the Process module, where you will develop a short script for your choice of medium, building an idea from concept to realisation under the keen eye of an industry expert and exploring the modes of script development that are common practice for working writers.

Over the summer you will also write a dissertation, under the supervision of a member of our faculty.


  • Playwright, screenwriter or radio writer
  • Script editor
  • Theatre outreach officer
  • Podcasters
  • Arts administrator
  • Film director

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing Research Methodology Conference
  • Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) Dissertation
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Scriptwriting
  • Creative Writing: Scriptwriting: Dramaturgy
  • Creative Writing: Scriptwriting: Process

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Classification Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent preferred but not essential
  • Special Entry Requirements Sample of work 
  • Candidates will be expected to submit a portfolio of writing for assessment - up to 30 pages of dramatic script/screenplay.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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