Drama Writing MA Study and develop your writing craft, within a practical setting.


Drama Writing MA

Key Information
  • Award

    MA Drama Writing

  • Duration

    3 Terms – 38 weeks (full-time)

  • Dates

    23rd September 2019 – 10th July 2020

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Course Overview

Students will be taught by experienced practitioners within a conservatoire setting, working with top industry professionals and alongside students on other course (acting, design, directing etc) and have your work explored in a practical setting.

A copy of the rules and regulations governing the course is available consult the BOVTS policies and procedures page.

Course summary document can be found here – MA Drama Writing Course Key Facts 2018 19


An Opportunity to See Your Work Practically Explored by Actors, Directors and Other Theatre Makers

Studying and developing your craft of writing within a drama school means that you will have the opportunity to see your work practically explored by actors, directors and other theatre makers.

This is a full-time course, but contact hours will normally be concentrated into two days a week (Thursday and Friday), with four ‘intensive weeks’ spread through the year. The Writers’ Hub is a dedicated space for teaching & learning, individual writing and for the group to programme activities.


A Sophisticated Understanding of the Industry

It is expected that by the end of the course you will have developed a signature-script to be able to offer to producers, have a developed understanding of the demands of the different media (stage, screen, audio etc) and a sophisticated understanding of the industry.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice