Postgraduate taught 

Playwriting & Dramaturgy MLitt

Professional Practice THEATRE5038

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course offers students the opportunity to explore aspects of professional practice relevant to Theatre Studies graduates wishing to pursue a career in the arts sector. It seeks to support students to identify, reflect critically on, and develop skills to enhance opportunities in line with developing a career in the arts. This is achieved through critical inquiries into the different pathways into the sector as explored in a series of interactions with relevant industry professionals, and a project-based approach to developing specific skills and graduate attributes.


10 x 2 hour Seminars over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus

1 x 1 hr Individual Tutorial

Excluded Courses





Project Presentation (15 mins) - 30%

Critical/Creative Writing (2500 words) - 50%

Blog (1000 words) - 20%

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Explore and understand the different pathways into the cultural sector

■ Consider and establish post-university goals

■ Develop skills which are transferable to a variety of work patterns and places

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Work effectively to research, write / produce and present information creatively and engagingly for targeted audiences

■ Analyse concepts of early career professional practice and critically engage with a variety of resources that explore different approaches

■ Reflect thoughtfully and critically on your personal, professional and creative development

■ Articulate your development of graduate attributes

■ Produce work that demonstrates your ability to analyse, organise and present information

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.