The MA Scriptwriting (Theatre and Digital Media) at the University of Essex focuses on the range of possibilities that exist for contemporary drama, with an emphasis on British and Irish drama, and you also explore topics including:
The principles of dramatic structure and scene construction (dialogue, the construction of plot, the development of character, development of themes, and the structure of scenes)
- The origins and possibilities of poetic theatre and verse drama
- Writing and developing screenplays
- Options for poetic practice or novel-writing
This course will be of interest to those who wish to pursue a career in many areas of the arts, creative writing and media.
A number of our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies graduates have gone on to undertake successful careers as scholars, university lecturers, teachers, publishers, publishers’ editors, journalists, arts administrators, theatre artistic directors, drama advisers, and translators.
We also offer supervision for PhD, MPhil and MA by dissertation in different literatures and various approaches to literature, covering most aspects of early modern and modern writing in English, plus a number of other languages.
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- Dramatic Structure
- Screenwriting Workshop
- Dissertation Preparation: Postgraduate Research and Writing Skills
- Writing the Novel
- Memory Maps: Practices in Psychogeography
- Oulipian Practice
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing Theatre & Dance View 216 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
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- A 2.2 degree in Creative Writing, Theatre/Drama Studies, Literature, Film and Media Studies, Modern Languages , Art History, Music, Philosophy, History, American Studies, Performance studies, Journalism, Law, Politics and Sociology.
- You may be asked to provide a piece of creative writing if you do not hold a degree in a relevant field.
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/UK fee: £4,600
- International fee: £9,870
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.