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MA Television Fiction Writing

 

Get the training, connections and experiences you need to make your mark in television. Recognised with the Creative Skillset Tick of approval, GCU’s MA Television Fiction Writing is the only full-time master’s programme focusing solely on TV drama writing for the UK.

Created in close collaboration with industry to maximise your employment opportunities, our programme offers you the full range of industry experiences – and supports you in developing your own original drama.

  • Instruction from both academic experts and top TV scriptwriters in British television
  • Working in class on current television shows with guest speakers from those shows
  • Individual mentoring from experienced television professionals
  • Direct access to producers and commissioners
  • Support from a professional script doctor
  • Opportunity to graduate with two calling card scripts ready to take to market

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 1 year (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £14,220  (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

We’ll teach you to story conference, storyline and edit scripts – all with direct input from the BBC, STV and other independent producers and writers. And you’ll benefit from GCU’s global reputation for academic excellence – combining academic theory with practical skills in a thriving and diverse community that shares a belief in the common good.

Career Opportunities

With the hands-on experience offered in our MA Television Fiction Writing, you’ll graduate uniquely prepared to launch an exciting new career in the field. GCU has built a reputation amongst employers including Warner Bros. Entertainment UK and Shed Productions for training creative and accomplished professionals who leave the programme ready to make meaningful contributions to television. You may also choose to pursue further academic work. After graduation, you will enjoy a year’s association with a top London agent.

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If I hadn’t done this course, I wouldn’t be a television writer.

Mark Stevenson

TV Screen Writer, Shed Media Scholar and MA Television Fiction Writing gradute

Course Contents

  • Story and Script Techniques
  • Writing for Existing Long Running TV Drama
  • Creating Original TV Drama
  • Researching TV Drama Markets

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