Playwriting 12 months Postgraduate Program By Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin |Top Universities
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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

22,800 EURTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

31 Mar, 2024Application Deadline

Program overview

Main Subject

Performing Arts

Degree

MFA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The theatrical landscape is constantly being moulded by theatre makers who are presenting original works or reimagining classics. Critical to this process is new writings and adaptations. The Master in Fine Art degree in Playwriting at The Lir Academy offers every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each play written is the best it can be.
Through a series of skills-based writing workshops and tutorials with professional playwrights, directors and a dramaturge, the individual voice of the student writer will be nurtured and developed. Classes in dramaturgy and contemporary theatre practice will supplement the training. The course will culminate in the writing of a full-length play for the stage. Excerpts of these final works are shared in a public event with an invited audience of industry professionals.
Students on the course will work in a dedicated space for writers in The Lir building. In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual tuition from The Lir’s dramaturge will be a key feature of the training. In addition, master classes by visiting practitioners will supplement the student experience.
The course is designed to complement the existing MFA Theatre Directing and the MFA Stage Design including Lighting Design, Costume Design and Set Design. Students on all three programmes will work together in collaboration, developing a shared understanding of contemporary theatre practice and a collective appreciation of the dedication and commitment required to make innovative performances happen.

Program overview

Main Subject

Performing Arts

Degree

MFA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The theatrical landscape is constantly being moulded by theatre makers who are presenting original works or reimagining classics. Critical to this process is new writings and adaptations. The Master in Fine Art degree in Playwriting at The Lir Academy offers every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each play written is the best it can be.
Through a series of skills-based writing workshops and tutorials with professional playwrights, directors and a dramaturge, the individual voice of the student writer will be nurtured and developed. Classes in dramaturgy and contemporary theatre practice will supplement the training. The course will culminate in the writing of a full-length play for the stage. Excerpts of these final works are shared in a public event with an invited audience of industry professionals.
Students on the course will work in a dedicated space for writers in The Lir building. In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual tuition from The Lir’s dramaturge will be a key feature of the training. In addition, master classes by visiting practitioners will supplement the student experience.
The course is designed to complement the existing MFA Theatre Directing and the MFA Stage Design including Lighting Design, Costume Design and Set Design. Students on all three programmes will work together in collaboration, developing a shared understanding of contemporary theatre practice and a collective appreciation of the dedication and commitment required to make innovative performances happen.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6.5+
88+
63+
In addition to the information required on the online form, applicants are also required to upload a copy of the following:
  • A letter that outlines the applicant’s theatre education and highlights the applicant’s writing experience to date.
  • A ‘statement of purpose’ that refers to the applicants ambitions in terms of writing style, form and medium.
  • A résumé (CV).
  • A writing sample in the form of a play, with a minimum 45 minutes reading time (samples will not be returned and The Lir does not provide critiques of writing samples).
  • Two academic or creative references / testimonials.
31 Mar 2024
1 Year
Sep
  • Candidates are required to submit references or letter(s) of recommendation for acceptance
  • Candidates are required to submit an essay(s) for acceptance

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

12,530 EUR
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International Students

22,800 EUR
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