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MA Playwriting / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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Career opportunities

We aim to prepare students for a successful career in playwriting and writing for performance.

You will graduate with a strong sense of your emerging signature as a writer, and also with an ability to write across a range of genres and contexts and in response to specific commissions.

The industry focus of the programme ensures that you will be equipped with the practical know-how to manage your career as a writer, and the ability to pitch your own initiatives, as well as work both as an individual writer and collaboratively with others.

Additional possible career trajectories include work as literary officers and agents, and within publishing, art journalism, dramaturgy and producing.

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .