New MFA Degree Courses at Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University have launched two new MFA degree courses in Directing and Playwriting. These courses are structured to take advantage of Napier’s location, in the largest arts festival city in the world, and will give each student the opportunity to launch their careers at the end of the degree programme with a fully supported run of their work in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The practical, workshop-based nature of this programme means that the majority of student work takes place in active, collaborative contexts in which students can exercise a high degree of autonomy, but will also be continuously supported through mentoring and observation. The yearly intake on each course will be small (only four to six students per year), which allows close and careful mentoring relationships to develop, while simultaneously offering each student a range of contexts in which to explore and exercise their artistic voice.

Napier are building partnerships with the Traverse Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Lyceum, which will help to keep students in touch with a thriving theatre community in Scotland, and Edinburgh Napier is home of the Scottish Screen Academy, which means that MFA students will also be able to make a number of informal relationships with screen directors and screenwriters, becoming part of a vibrant postgraduate community.

To you can find out more about MFA Playwriting and MFA Directing by searching for Edinburgh Napier in our Course Finder.


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