I found out, about an hour ago, that I have been awarded a 1st Class Honour in my MA in Screenwriting.
I’m past the numbed shock and now I’m speeding into hysterical gibbering excitement.
For the Americans out there, this is the highest grade you can obtain in any degree in Ireland. It is also very difficult to obtain (I’m not trying to toot my own horn here, but that’s the reality of the situation for Arts degrees in Irish Universities).
The degree was part academic (film theory, history, etc.), and part creative writing, but the completed screenplay was a significant portion of the mark, so as you can imagine I’m fucking delighted.
I think a celebration is in order!