With the vibrant Philadelphia theater community as a backdrop, students in the Theater - Playwriting MFA program at Temple University undergo rigorous training in the craft of storytelling for the stage. Graduates of this immersive program primarily go on to careers in theater. The MFA in Playwriting is a 60-credit program that can be completed over the course of three years.
With small class sizes and individualized instruction, candidates for the MFA in Playwriting are trained to deepen both the quality of their self-expression and the social purpose of their work. To that end, students are encouraged to engage with outside research areas, such as African American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Film, Music and Women's Studies. In addition, the program emphasizes collaboration with other theater professionals across different disciplines.
The final product of the program is the thesis—a completed full-length play. The curriculum emphasizes the diversity of playwriting forms, with course selections that allow Playwriting MFA students to explore creating work in genres like:
- docudrama and
- solo performance.
Students in the program are mentored by full-time faculty, many of whom have led some of the most successful productions in American theater. Students can also take advantage of Temple's affiliations with the numerous professional theaters in the region, particularly those with new play programs.
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- Playwriting I
- Playwriting II
- Seminar in Dramatic Literature
- Playwriting III
- Playwriting IV
- Teaching Playwriting
- Projects in Playwriting
- 60 months
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- Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
- Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.
International1406 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1406 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
National1406 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1406 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
In-State1051 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1051 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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