London, United Kingdom

Writing for Performance

when 21 July 2024 - 11 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2415

Writing for Performance enables participants to initiate, develop and present a piece of creative writing for performance. Whether you're interested in playwriting, dramatic monologues, solo live art, verbatim theatre, performance-lectures, or other forms of text-based performance, you will gain new skills through writing workshops, critical discussions of set readings, and group activities. You will be led by an experienced theatre practitioner who will provide expert guidance, intellectual and creative rigour, and a mutually supportive environment in which to enhance your craft as a writer for performance. You will also deepen your skills in initiating, developing, and presenting your writing to an audience.

Course leader

Professor Martin Welton

Target group

Undergraduate Students

Course aim

This course aims to:

Provide and enhance your skills in writing for performance

Develop your writing practice in relation to current developments in professional publishing and performance; and to encourage you to connect your creative writing to socio-political issues

Enable a supporting and experimental environment in which you will share, workshop, and develop your own writing

Develop your writing skills through scratch performances and staged readings of your work in progress

Hone your skills in presenting your writing in a closed event

Credits info

7.5 EC
You will study one course per Queen Mary Summer School session. Each course is worth 15 Queen Mary credits.
Usually, the 15 credits we award for each three-week Queen Mary Summer School session translate to 3–4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.
Your home institution should confirm if they will grant credit for Summer School courses. Whilst we will do everything we can to support you throughout the Summer School application process, it's your responsibility to check with your home institution if you can transfer credit from the Summer School prior to arriving at Queen Mary.

Fee info

GBP 2415: The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £2,415 per session.
We are offering a 10% early bird discount for those who apply before 31 March 2024.
From 31 March onwards we will offer a 10% discount to:
• Students and staff from partner institutions
• Alumni
• Current Queen Mary students
On campus accommodation will cost approximately £964 per session.
Additional costs and course excursions
Please note that some courses have some additional fees not included in the tuition fee. These fees are for activities and field trips that may take place away from our campus. We will give further details of these costs in due course.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.


There are no scholarships available for this course

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