We believe that there is no standard approach to the training of playwrights. The art is a combination of creative, textual, and communicative acuity and every writer is unique. For that reason the course is designed to be individually responsive to each student’s interests and experience. Most modules are heavily mentor-based, which means that you always have advice, expertise, and guidance on hand as you explore your artistic potential.
The courses are taught by a team of industry professionals:
- Mark Thomson (Directing) has worked with most of the great names in British theatre and served as Artistic Director of Edinburgh's prestigious Lyceum Theatre for 13 years.
- May Sumbwanyambe is an award-winning playwright currently working with the National Theatre of Scotland, the Traverse, and the BBC, to name just a few.
- Dramatic Story and Structure
- Script Analysis
- Applied Playwriting
- Professional Preparation
- Festival Production