Radio and TV Dramaturgy and Scriptwriting

Master's degree programme, full-time study mode, single-subject, Czech, 2 years 
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The field’s concept is based on the assumption that the professions of television and radio dramaturge and screenwriter require both specialised training and a broader erudition in the field of cultural history, mass communication and a diverse range of artistic and journalistic genres. The aim of this multi-layered education is to create dramaturges and screenwriters who are technically skilled as well as thoughtful and artistically creative.

Therefore, in addition to lectures on the creation of works from the radio and television genres (including practical exercises with audiovisual technology), the study programme also includes courses focused on the sociology of mass media and culture in general, film typology, art criticism, the history of Czech and world theatre and selected chapters from poetics and literary history. It allows listeners to develop their ability to respond to the specific demands of television and radio from a broader cultural perspective.

In creative writing seminars and in learning about various media genres, students are encouraged to make independent attempts at creating shorter journalistic, prose and dramatic works. Radio and television adaptations of literary works are also paid their fair share of attention. It is precisely with regard to the role the popularisation of theatre, literature and films can play in the media we place emphasis on the fact that students are well versed in these fields and get to know different approaches to interpretation and implementation.

Radio and TV Dramaturgy and Scriptwriting at Faculty of Theatre JAMU allows students to touch upon a number of other fields of dramatic arts, their events and projects. Therefore, they can get an idea of the possibilities of acting not only on stage, but also in front of a camera or microphone. They have the opportunity to write their texts for specific performers and verify how their original idea works in practice.


After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • they are able to independently define a complex practical or theoretical problem and solve it in a creative way using selected theories, methods, procedures or forms of the field, including critical reflection, with relevant knowledge of the systemic pos
  • they can create an original dramatic or experimental work for radio;
  • they can independently create documentary and journalistic works for radio in broadcast-worthy quality;
  • they are able to script and direct dramatic or documentary audiovisual works;
  • they are capable of creative application of current experimental methods in the field of audiovisual and multimedia;
  • they are able to facilitate the creation of radio and television cyclic programmes from the position of a dramaturge;
  • they are able to prepare expert lecturer’s opinions on scenarios of audiovisual and radio works;
  • they are able to create feature-length scripts for television or film;
  • they are able to lead the development of a script of a fictional or documentary solitary work from the position of a dramaturge;
  • when solving practical issues of the field and creating outputs, they use the acquired knowledge, basic procedures and methods of the field in a way that brings inspiring stimuli, dealing with the problem using creative solutions, they look for original
  • they can work in teams of creative producers of public media in the position of dramaturges and “developers” of new formats;
  • they present their own works of art in radio and television broadcasting and in shows of radio, television and film production on both local and international level.

Students must enrol in and complete courses marked as the field basics. They supplement their study plan with personal specialisation courses from the offer of their studio and the Faculty of Theatre.


Successful completion of all courses marked as the field’s basic courses.

Acquisition of at least 120 credits.

Contents and scope of the final examination

Radio and TV Dramaturgy II

Defence of the master’s degree project

Defence of the master’s thesis


Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Radio and TV Dramaturgy and Scriptwriting
Abbreviation: RTDS
Code: 8203T057
Type: master's degree programme (following the bachelor's one)
Degree: MgA.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: N8203 N-DRAUM Dramatic Arts
Theatre Faculty
Field of study guaranteed by:
Theatre Faculty
Field guarantor:
prof. Mgr. Jan Gogola

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