IBL News | New York
The University of Cambridge will offer a MicroMasters program of 30 credits on Writing for Performance on edX.org. The program, priced at $1,432, will start in October 2020 and will comprise of 8 courses instructed over a period of 8-months.
Learners who complete this micro-degree will be able to apply to the Master of Studies (MSt) in Writing for Performance (180 credits) at the University of Cambridge in the UK.
The program is designed for professional dramatists, writers, and those involved in related creative industries or interested to engage with the film, TV, and digital entertainment industries. Johannes Heinlein, VP of Partnerships at edX explained that“creativity is the most sought after soft skill for 2020.”
The University of Cambridge–with renowned 800-year history– is partnering with the MIT and Harvard’s non-profit edX Inc through its Institute of Continuing Education. This MicroMasters is its first offering on edX.org
“This collaboration is a critical step to further scale the University’s strategy for online education, whilst at the same time complementing the University’s traditional offer,” said Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education Professor, Graham Virgo.
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen the societal importance of high-quality film, television, and radio; they’ve entertained, educated, and lifted our spirits,” said Dr. James Gazzard, Director at The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). “We hope this new course will engage and inspire future writers, some of whom may aspire to study for a Master’s degree at Cambridge.”