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Writing for Performance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
At the Writing for Performance program offered by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama,you will work with a variety of high profile writers, arts practitioners and directors, encountering a diverse range of innovative performance practices that use writing for performance in different ways.  
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On the Writing for Performance course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, you can: 

  • Develop skills for writing for performance practices 
  • Create new performance work and explore innovative forms of writing for solo performance, verbatim theatre and devised theatre 
  • Work with award-winning playwrights, arts practitioners and directors 
  • Position yourself as a writer within the performance process 
  • Explore a broad curriculum that is centred around socially engaged performance practices and the dramaturgical skills of writing 
  • Develop your writing skills in different community contexts in the UK and abroad 
  • Study alongside students on the BA DATE and BA Performance Arts programmes, offering a vibrant meshing of writing and live performance art at undergraduate level at Central.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance Writing: The Art Form
  • Performance Writing: The Craft
  • Producers and Markets
  • Advanced Workshop Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • 3 A Levels at B (preferably including English, Drama and Theatre Studies, Performing Arts, Communications or Media Studies), or equivalent, 5 GCSEs at C or above (must include English).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20819 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20819 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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