Delve into the world of the London playwright on a postgraduate theatre degree that gives you the opportunity to write and perform a staged reading of a full-length play.
Please note: this programme is for January 2019 entry.
Why study Playwriting?
Playwriting gives you the space, time and support needed to write your first full-length play. The Degree delves into the world of the playwright – reading and watching live theatre in London, investigating the fringe and new writing ‘scene’.
This Master's programme also offers a range of practical exercises to challenge and inspire you before writing your own final piece.
Why St Mary's?
Drama St Mary’s offers a range Drama training programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our courses aim to offer the very best academic and practical instruction, underpinned by a supportive university environment. The programmes are taught by an experienced team of academics and a collection of professional visiting practitioners.
London is the theatre capital of the world, allowing you to benefit from a diverse variety of theatre and art. The degree expands on our established links with London theatre venues and organisations, giving you the most relevant and up-to-date training.
Drama St Mary's also offers Master's degrees in Theatre Directing (in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre) and London Theatre.
You will be taught in small groups or individually. Some core modules are shared with the London Theatre students where you can share practice and create small networks.
Some of the programme is delivered as lecture/seminar sessions responding to work you have seen in London and meeting theatre professionals.
Creative Workshop is a distinct module which offers playwriting ‘puzzles’ every week, challenging you to try new things, create your best work and gain valuable advice and support.
Lecture seminars are assessed through essays. The remaining modules are assessed through creative written pieces, including your final playwriting project – your very own full-length play.
- Write and perform a staged reading of a full-length play
- Delivered by a range of industry professionals
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus and on the doorstep of Central London's theatre scene