Gaelic writers are being given the opportunity to apply for an MG ALBA scholarship to study television fiction writing at Glasgow Caledonian University.
The MA Television Fiction Writing course provides aspiring screenwriters with the tools to embark upon or strengthen their career in television fiction writing, and MG ALBA are supporting a placement on the course for one Gaelic speaker.
Taught by a combination of leading TV scriptwriters and academic staff including course lecturer Professor Ann Marie Di Mambro whose credits include EastEnders, Casualty and River City, students on the course will work intensively on at least two drama series currently transmitting on British television, learning how to story conference, storyline, write scripts and edit these dramas.
Seumas MacMillan was the MG ALBA scholar in 2014 and is now one of the writers on BBC ALBA’s Gaelic drama, Bannan. He commented, ‘The course provided me with not only the skillset but the mindset to take my profession forward and I have been fortunate to work on BBC ALBA’s first drama series Bannan which has been a huge development in my career… I would encourage all talented Gaelic writers to apply.’
The MG ALBA scholarship will be awarded to one person, fluent in Gaelic, who will join the programme in September 2016. Applications must be submitted before Thursday, 19 May.
How to apply: For more information on the MA TV Fiction Writing programme and how to apply for an MG ALBA scholarship visit the Glasgow Caledonian University website or check out the @MATVGlasgow twitter feed.
Deadline: 19 May 2016
Source: BBC Writersroom