Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Course Introduction

The course provides the opportunity for students to develop the core competencies and creative skills of the dramatist, exploring their own voice and developing confidence in a range of media. Students will make a practice'based enquiry into techniques and processes of writing for stage, screen, radio and other media, through a series of writing projects that enable them to engage with different styles and formats of production, informed by associated performance, cinema, theatre and television theory.

Course Modules

Modules include: critical context (drama, theatre and performance studies); principles of dramatic writing (1 and 2); performing research; plus optional modules.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should normally have an undergraduate degree in the broad field of literary and/or performance and drama studies; or a 1st degree and sufficient experience of either writing or drama practice; or have appropriate professional experience; or can otherwise demonstrate their potential to undertake this form of postgraduate study successfully. An offer will normally only be made after interview. An MFA top'up year for those with an existing MA in writing for dramatic media is available. During this year writers will produce 2 'calling card' scripts and a professional development portfolio.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £16,404  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,786  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,022  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,282  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA