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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Writing for Performance and Publication

Programme code:MA-PECI/WPFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Campbell Edinborough Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Normally a good honours degree in a relevant discipline (Performance Studies, English, Media etc) and a portfolio of 2-,3000 words of current creative writing (script or prose an advantage).
- 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 and 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]

Students must study 180 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional modules adding up to 180 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Students will study the following compulsory modules

PECI5102MResearch Project60 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
PECI5402MStory Workshop30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5403MWriting for Theatre and Radio30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PECI5405MResearch Perspectives (Writing for Performance and Publication)30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take 30 credits of optional modules:

PECI5104MIndividual Project30 credits1 Jan to 31 Jul
PECI5106MPerformance and Collaborative Enterprise30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5217MPopular Performance: from music hall to variety television30 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
PECI5404MWriting for Film and Television30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 09/10/2020 16:41:01


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