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Boston University

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36 months
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54720 USD/year
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About

The MFA in Playwriting at Boston University is offered by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS) in close collaboration with the College of Fine Arts (CFA) School of Theatre.

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Overview

Program Overview

As partners in the MFA in Playwriting, the Playwriting program and the School of Theatre (SOT) at Boston University want to ensure that our playwriting graduates are equipped for both the academic and professional worlds of the theatre. To that end, the MFA in Playwriting combines a strong commitment to literary scholarship with invaluable, hands-on collaborations with other theatre artists.

Our shared goal, while building on the strong foundation of our award-winning successes, integrates faculty expertise in our renowned Department of English (in GRS) with complementary SOT strengths (in CFA) in acting, directing, design, production, and theatre management. Intensive writing workshops incorporating professional actors and directors are coupled with classes immersing each student in dramatic literature, theatre history, and practice. During our professional season of new works, each student’s personal involvement in the theatrical productions is required. Teaching fellowships in the English department are offered along with competitive financial aid and potential teaching assistantships in the SOT.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drama in Theory and Practice: Social and Political Theatre 
  • Drama in Theory and Practice: Structure and Script 
  • Drama in Theory and Practice: Solo Performance 
  • Playwriting 2: Writing of Short Plays 
  • Playwriting 1: Analysis to Inspiration 
  • Seminar: Writing of Plays 
  • Design Master Class for Graduate Students
  • Directed Study (Introduction to Directing)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for graduate admission to the College of Fine Arts.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $95.
  • Upload transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to your application. Please do not send transcripts to us.
  • CV/Résumé. A curriculum vitae (cv) or resume containing your theatrical experience.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from theatre professionals. These may be submitted online using the supplied Letter of Recommendation Form.
  • Personal Statement: the applicant should provide a detailed outline of their experience, what they wish to accomplish at Boston University, and their career ambitions.
  • All international students must submit an application and required accompanying documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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