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Playwriting, MFA

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This two year program encourages playwrights to discover and celebrate their unique voice. Towards that end they’ll be given a thorough grounding in theatre history, dramatic literature, play analysis, and the craft of playwriting as well have the opportunity to take electives in other departments. Well known theatre artists will also be invited in to share their experience and expertise. In conjunction with this academic grounding and focus on individual needs, there will be hands-on workshops in which students learn how to collaborate with actors, directors and designers, culminating in staged readings and full productions of their plays.

Programme Structure

  •  MFA Playwriting I: The One
  •  MFA Playwriting II: The Full
  •  MFA Playwriting III: Adaptation
  •  MFA Playwriting IV: Final Script for Production
  •  MFA Production Workshop I
  •  MFA Production Workshop II
  •  History of Theatre I
  •  History of Theatre II
  •  Play Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    27 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Applicants to the Rita and Burton MFA in playwriting are required to have a bachelor’s degree; they must submit two letters of recommendation, GRE scores and a full length play or a one act play of at least 40 pages, both as hard copy and as a PDF attachment.  An interview is strongly recommended.  (Only matriculated students will be eligible to take MFA courses.)  Admission will be decided by the Artistic Director and the MFA faculty.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 USD/year
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  • National

    10130 USD/year
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