The MA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy cultivates the growth of the individual writer through an intensive one-year immersion in an ensemble-based learning environment.
All students take modules on playwriting and other forms of theatre practice through which they have the opportunity to specialise further, based on their own skills and interests. They will cultivate their skills as writers of dramatic texts (playwriting), but also increase their knowledge of a wide range of theatrical structures and forms (dramaturgy) to expand their range as artists.
Writers on this programme will hone their craft through intensive mentorship and a rigorous programme of modules, workshops and theatre trips that places their individual work in the context of the contemporary theatre industry and the history of theatre craft. The programme concludes with a playwriting dissertation advised by a professional writer and features a public reading of the student's new work at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. You will gain from an immersion in both playwriting and dramaturgy as practical theatrical crafts.
2. You will have personal mentoring from a professional writer in the theatre industry as well as our academic staff of scholar/ practitioners.
3. Students will have the opportunity to stage their work on campus as well as work directly with the Druid Theatre Director-in-Residence, and participate in master classes and workshops with other members of the company, including artistic director Garry Hynes, the first woman to win a Tony Award for directing.