Playwriting M.F.A.

Coursework

Classes are designed to give the writer a broad education in dramatic writing, in order to explore and develop multiple ways to tell a story as well as multiple ways to make a living. Professional guest seminars, master classes, and special workshops are a regular part of the coursework.

The Playwriting program is kept intentionally small, with a maximum of three students total. This allows ample opportunity for each playwright to shape and design specific elements of his or her course of study and exploration.

Teaching Opportunities

As part of the program, our students assist in the teaching of playwriting to undergraduates and eventually, in the final year of the M.F.A., teach a class of his or her own.

Retention

Retention requires 3.2 GPA or higher, the satisfactory completion of all major projects, as well as a positive year-end progress report from faculty regarding your artistic and academic progress.