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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Writing for Performance and Digital Media

Programme code:MA-PCI/WPD-FUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Campbell Edinborough Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons). Applications from a wide range of subject areas are considered, including: Business, Fine Art, Theatre, Politics, Sociology, Heritage Studies, media, journalism. Any social sciences or humanities degree subject is suitable for entry providing there is evidence of a passion for, and commitment to the course. Relevant work experience might be in areas that include: advertising or marketing; architecture, crafts, design (product, graphic, fashion); film, TV, video, radio, photography; IT, software and computer services; publishing; museums, galleries, libraries; music, performing and visual arts. Applicants without a degree may also be considered, if they can demonstrate significant relevant industry experience.

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:

It is axiomatic that expression through original writing and the telling of stories is an essential and enduring element of what makes us human. This programme takes the basic social need for written communication and seeks to set it in a forward-looking professional context. Without wishing to diminish traditional forms such as the novel or poetry, the degree recognises the extent to which technology and social change has impacted on contemporary writing through the growth of the performing arts, theatre, broadcasting, the cinema and the internet. It is crucial to produce a new generation of writers capable of expressing themselves in a variety of media, while harnessing and retaining their own distinctiveness and originality. This course is designed to develop writing abilities alongside an appreciation of the new social and cultural environment in which writing is practised.

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[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:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PECI5107MIndependent Research Project (MA)60 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (12mth)
PECI5406MNarrative Perspectives in Practice30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5408MWriting for Contemporary Theatre and Performance30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take 60 credits from the following optional modules:

PECI5104MIndividual Project30 credits1 Jan to 31 Jul
PECI5106MPerformance and Collaborative Enterprise30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5211MAudience Engagement and Impact30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5216MArts and Activism30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5217MPopular Performance: from music hall to variety television30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5407MDigital and Intermedial Storytelling30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5409MScript Development for Film and Television30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 07/07/2021 11:30:57


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