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MA Dramaturgy & Writing for Performance

Goldsmiths, University of London
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
London
English

About this program

MA Dramaturgy & Writing for Performance

A unique programme for dramaturges and playwrights, this programme concentrates on the process of writing for live performance, together with an ongoing evaluation of the work in process.

Admission requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you arent a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more aboutthe qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isnt your first language, you will need an IELTS score (orequivalent English language qualification) of7.0 with a 7.0 in writing and no element lower than 6.5to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range ofcourses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

Autumn term

  • Theatre as Event site-specific performance
  • Authenticity and Live Performance verbatim theatre
  • Writing for Specific Audiences childrens/young persons theatre project
  • Creative Collaboration multimedia collaboration withMA Performance Makingand Studio Composition students from theDepartment of Music

Spring term

You will develop your work on Dramaturgy with the term-long practical workshopmoduleCreative Intervention in Text. This will examine: translation; adaptation of work from other media for live performance; and the re-writing and/or adaptation of extant plays; planning and curating seasons of performance work. You will assemble a portfolio of creative projects for assessment.

You also start work on yourFinal Projectthe personal Dissertation-equivalent project that will be the core of your work for the next six months). Weekly seminars and workshops will examine themes relevant to the range of projects chosen, and a first draft or outline will be produced. Each project will be the focus of individual tutorials, and then a class workshop led by a guest dramaturg, director or playwright as appropriate. You will then plan the next phase of the research or development of your project.

Summer term

You will present the second draft of your project for another phase of tutorials and group workshops.

Playwritingprojects will then be prepared for some form of public rehearsed reading or scratch performance, in extract form with the writers involved in all aspects of the work.

Dramaturgyprojects will be given practical support of an appropriate, equivalent kind. You will further develop your work, with tutorials and workshops and public presentation of work as appropriate, before writing and submitting the finished project.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Local students - full-time: £8990
  • Local students - part-time: £4495
  • International Students- full-time: £16950

Career paths

Numerous playwrights completing this programme receive high-level professional development opportunities, commissions, awards and full-scale productions of their work at major new writing centres in the UK, USA and in continental Europe. Many also work for at least part of the time in the fields of script development (for theatre and television), and in theatre publication.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

With an academic legacy dating back to 1891, Goldsmiths has a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines and offers degrees in subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing and law. Students at Goldsmiths are encouraged to...


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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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