The Master of Studies (MSt) in Writing for Performance is designed for postgraduate students who wish to develop high-level theoretical skills, and a vibrant and innovative creative practice within writing for a range of performance mediums. Writing for Performance is defined as scripts for theatre, film/TV, radio drama, comedy, or text for performance art/poetry/installations, and for digital platforms. The programme aims to facilitate experimental creative writing practices, while developing students’ ability to think conceptually about performance theories, histories, traditions and forms. The MSt is taught over two years in short, intensive study blocks. It has been designed to be accessible to those in full- or part-time employment and to international students. Progression for students who complete this course is provided in a number of ways: some students may progress onto a PhD in Creative Writing or in English Literature at other Universities, or they could go on to study the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing at ICE.
Applicants for this course will normally have achieved a good UK 2.i honours degree or overseas equivalent. There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion. Such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course. Language requirement IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component) CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element) TOEFL iBT: Overall score of at least 110 with no element below 25
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|Northern Ireland||£21000||Year 1|
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