Postgraduate taught 

Playwriting & Dramaturgy MLitt

Resources and facilities

Resources and facilities

Our facilities include a studio theatre, a large flexible-stage theatre seating over 200 spectators, and a 140 seat cinema.

James Arnott Theatre

Theatre view pic The Theatre, named in memory of the founding Head of Drama, has a capacity of 182 in studio-theatre format. It has a large wire-mesh 'trampoline' lighting grid installed, the only example of its kind in Scotland and one of only three in the UK. Lighting and sound are fully computerised. Associated with the Theatre are dressing rooms and shower facilities. Along with the performance studio, the theatre can be booked for out-of-hours and independent work by postgraduate students.

Performance Studio

Perf Studio large 

This space is equipped with lighting and sound facilities and may be used as a rehearsal room or where practical work such as video production, theatre direction, playwriting, design or stage management can take place.

The space contains a lighting desk, audio mixer and many sound sources. This equipment is available to all users, after appropriate instruction, and external equipment such as data projector and laptop can be requested as and when required. LCD television and DVD/VHS playback are permanently situated in this room.

'Carpentry room' studio

This smaller space is regularly used by students for rehearsals and 'laboratory' exploration, and can be booked for sharings of work-in-progress.

Andrew Stewart Cinema

Cinema view from backThe Cinema is used for lectures and screenings. The following media can be projected:

  • 35mm film
  • 16mm film
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • VHS
  • Mini DV
  • Computer data

Video Editing

Edit suite students

We have 2 non-linear digital video edit suites installed in the building in recognition of the fact that TFTS have been developing a need for high-quality, digital editing facilities to be accessible on-demand by students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, working on Video Production Projects or on Multimedia Production and moving-image digitisation assignments of various kinds.

Both suites are of a similar specification:

  • 27" iMac
  • 3TB external HDD
  • Super drive
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Creative Cloud suite (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, etc)
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse

One suite also has a VHS deck for capturing from that format.