Playwriting/Dramaturgy - Bachelor
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Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Playwriting/Dramaturgy- Bachelor

This bachelor’s programme is for those who want to be a playwright or dramaturge working with dramatic theatre. This is a three-year programme worth 180 credits and the main language of instruction is Swedish.

A playwright writes plays, while a dramaturge works with repertoire and text development through the theatrical process. A dramaturge can adapt existing plays and dramatisations of non-dramatic works. The dramaturge is the representative of the text at the theatre, serving as an advisor to directors and other playwrights during their writing process. The collective work of creating a production should be something that appeals to you. You should also be aware that your own texts will be adapted and interpreted by others in a way that you perhaps didn’t expect, which may lead to pleasant or unpleasant surprises.

The Bachelor’s Programme in Playwriting/Dramaturgy for the Dramatic arts

The focus of the programme is on your own writing. From short, regulated exercises in building situations and characters, to longer, freer assignments. After the first group exercises, the programme shifts into more individual writing with an advisor.

As a future dramaturge, you will get a thorough orientation in all the tasks of a dramaturge at a theatre. You will also get to try out adapting and dramatising other people’s texts. Because working with a play necessarily requires adapting to the theatre’s repertoire planning, students of playwriting and dramaturgy are trained to stay within clear frameworks.

The programme gives a clear picture of how the artistic context works and what it demands. The goal is for you to develop a professional role as well as your own artistic oeuvre. You will have the opportunity to develop your own writing to a level at which you can work professionally with playwriting and dramaturgy.

The programme contains many practical exercises and a large part of it occurs in collaboration with other students at the Department of Performing Arts, as well as those in film and media.

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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

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  • How to apply

    When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Your application has to be turned in by 23.59 (swedish time).

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  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. Uniarts has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

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