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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Writing for Performance and Publication (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-PECI/WPPUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Garry Lyons Contact address:g.f.lyons@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Normally a good honours degree in a relevant discipline.
- Applications are also welcome from candidates with relevant professional experience (ie cultural industries, education, journalism, advertising and public relations, the arts) and equivalent qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Performance and Cultural Industries

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Performance and Cultural Industries Panel of Examiners for PGT Awards

Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should be able to:
- understand and evaluate the major genres of imaginative writing, and identify their relationship to performance an other forms of cultural production
- conceive, research, plan and execute extended pieces of imaginative and performance writing in a variety of length and forms
- better appreciate the role of the writer and the text in collaborative performance or production contexts, and - more widely - within the cultural industries and society at large.
- begin to understand through practice-based experience how the writer negotiates his/her position within a collaborative project
- use a wide range of creative research methods to structure their preparation, planning and compositional practices, using a critical toolkit to analyse their own and other peoples work.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Year 1 Students must study 90 credits in Year 1 comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional modules. You must study 180 credits in total across both years of study.

Compulsory modules:

Students will study the following compulsory modules

PECI5402MStory Workshop30 creditsSemester 1
PECI5403MWriting for Theatre and Radio30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

PECI5104MIndividual Project30 creditsSemester 2
PECI5106MPerformance and Collaborative Enterprise30 creditsSemester 2
PECI5404MWriting for Film and Television30 creditsSemester 2


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Year 2 Students must study 90 credits in Year 2 comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional modules. You must study 180 credits in total across both years of study.

Compulsory modules:

Students will study the following compulsory module:

PECI5102MResearch Project60 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to choose 30 credits from the optional modules below:

PECI5403MWriting for Theatre and Radio30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Last updated: 11/09/2019

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