Our two-year MFA gives you the opportunity to launch your career as a playwright with a full run in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
This course has been launched to extend a great opportunity for trainee playwrights. Working in the heart of the festival city, there will be time to work with actors on all years of the BA Acting & English and the BA Acting for Stage & Screen courses. You will be working in a variety of ways, and working alongside trainee directors to workshop and stage new work. You'll have dedicated, industry-recognised mentors providing support throughout your training time and you’ll be studying in one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world.
The course is structured over five trimesters and along with many opportunities to write in various styles on a number of projects, you will study:
Dramatic Story and Structure
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with 7.0 with no individual component score less than 6.5. For guidance on the acceptability of other English Language tests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.
This course is studied over two academic years, fees listed are per annum and based on your cohort.
Fees for Home/EU students in the 2017/18 cohort remain at £3,750 for year 1 and year 2 of their course.
Fees for Home/EU students in the 2018/19 cohort are currently being reviewed and may change, however they will remain the same for both year 1 and year 2 of their course.