The MA Creative Writing Scriptwriting at University of East Anglia will explore both theory and practice of dramatic writing, addressing contemporary critical debates, analysing written and performance texts, and experimenting with a range of techniques in original writing. Writers develop skills in constructive criticism and creative editing of each other's writing, towards the creation of a supportive writers' network.
The Scriptwriting strand of our world-renowned MA Creative Writing has three core modules. First, Dramaturgy, in which you will study the core principles of drama as explored from Aristotle to McKee and as embodied in a range of plays, films and TV programmes, from Antigone to Game of Thrones.
You will also take part in the Scriptwriting workshop, building upon your study of dramaturgical theory. You will incorporate this theory into your own writing practice in weekly creative development workshops, completing scriptwriting and planning exercises; over the course of the workshop, you and your fellow writers will bring your exercises to the group for discussion and evaluation.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Degree Subject: UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent preferred but not essential.
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.
Candidates will be expected to submit a portfolio of writing for assessment - up to 30 pages of dramatic script/screenplay.
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