"The course has instilled many new instincts in me, which now play a huge part in how I develop an idea. For instance, I now explore every dramatic possibility before settling on a plot, and put much more effort into making my characters as rounded as possible. I enjoyed having my short film script performed by actors… It's a cliche but writing really is re-writing. However, at the same time have confidence in yourself and try to strike a balance between what you believe is right for your work and the feedback you receive from others. This is quite difficult to achieve."
You can apply directly to Goldsmiths via the website by clicking the ‘apply now’ button on the main programme page.
Before submitting your application you’ll need to have:
- Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments.
- The email address details of your referee who we can request a reference from.
- A personal statement. This can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online.
- If available, an electronic copy of your educational transcript (this is particularly important if you have studied outside of the UK, but isn’t mandatory).
You'll be able to save your progress at any point and return to your application by logging in using your username/email and password.
When to apply
We accept applications from 1 October for students wanting to start the following September.
We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you haven't finished your current programme of study. It's very common to be offered a place that is conditional on you achieving a particular qualification.
Please include: evidence of your writing – and preferably your script writing abilities – either in the form of a draft ten-page short script, or opening ten pages of a longer script; or a ten-page short story; and several one-page ideas for short fiction and feature scripts you would like to consider for development and writing on the programme.
When submitting your application, please also submit (upload under 'additional') an example of your recent work in a related field, or include links to a page hosting that work. Failing which, please post an example of that work to: Admissions Office, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, UK. Please make sure you include your application reference number (which you will receive when you enter your online application) and the MA degree title. Please see ‘Returning your work’.
We 'batch' applications for this programme. This means that we'll wait until the closing date and then assess all applications together, to make sure they receive equal consideration. Therefore you won't receive a decision from us until after the closing date.
You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject and you should be able to demonstrate a commitment to creative writing and a level of practical experience.
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
Due to the popularity of this programme we ask you for a deposit of £450 to secure any offer made to you after applying for the programme. The deposit will be credited against your tuition fees when you enrol.
If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent.
Please check our English language requirements for more information.
Find out more about applying
- Entrance requirements
- English language requirements
- Returning your work
- Tailor-made programmes
- Fees and funding
Get in touch via our online form
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