Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

MA CREATIVE WRITING SCRIPTWRITING (PART TIME)

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MA CREATIVE WRITING SCRIPTWRITING (PART TIME)

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

For Dramaturgy, you’ll be assessed with an analytical essay. Your optional module may be assessed by a critical essay, creative writing, performance, or creative-critical writing. 

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Assessment for Year 2

The Creative Writing Workshop will be assessed through a portfolio of short creative pieces, while Process will be assessed through a story document, a script extract, and a portfolio of professional documents.  

Your dissertation will consist of a full-length drama written to at least second-draft stage. 

Your modules will be worth 20 credits each (with the exception of Research Methodology which is worth 10 credits) and the dissertation is weighted at 90 credits. 

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1st year of study.

Assessment for Year 1

For Dramaturgy, you’ll be assessed with an analytical essay. Your optional module may be assessed by a critical essay, creative writing, performance, or creative-critical writing. 

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Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

2nd year of study.

Assessment for Year 2

The Creative Writing Workshop will be assessed through a portfolio of short creative pieces, while Process will be assessed through a story document, a script extract, and a portfolio of professional documents.  

Your dissertation will consist of a full-length drama written to at least second-draft stage. 

Your modules will be worth 20 credits each (with the exception of Research Methodology which is worth 10 credits) and the dissertation is weighted at 90 credits. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent preferred

Degree subject

Any subject

Additional entry requirements

Candidates will be expected to submit a portfolio of writing for assessment - up to 30 pages of dramatic script/screenplay.

 

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in writing and 6.0 in all other components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 76 (minimum 76 in writing and 64 in all other components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Please note that those candidates offered a place on the course will not be able to defer their offer to the next year if they are unable to take up the offer of a place, however they are welcome to reapply the next year.

Course Reference Number: 6884990

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are: 

  • UK Students: £9,500 (full time) 

  • International Students: £19,800 (full time) 

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6884990

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 6884990
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
2
Develop your writing craft, industry knowledge, and dramaturgical understanding as you learn with renowned writers for theatre, screen, and radio along with visiting specialists. You’ll gain a deep knowledge of repertoire and dramaturgy, as you discover your writing voice in a supportive and stimulating group of writers. Your work will come to fruition in a full-length drama in your chosen medium.
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