Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic WritingCurriculum

Our conservatory-style MFA program offers artists the opportunity to engage with other artistic students and develop a skill-set that extends their curiosity and challenges their imagination in a supportive, environment.

Year One

THTR 500 Dramaturgical Perspectives and Approaches (4 units)
THTR 501 Poetry and Prose into Drama (4 units)
THTR 506 Advanced Creating Characters (2 units)
THTR 529A Textual Studies for Performance (4 units)
THTR 566 Dramatic Writing Studio (8 units)
THTR 590 Directed Research (2 units)

Year Two

THTR 500 Dramaturgical Perspectives and Approaches (4 units)
THTR 501 Poetry and Prose into Drama (4 units)
THTR 566 Dramatic Writing Studio (8 units)
THTR 590 Directed Research (2 units)
CTWR 513 Writing the Short Script (2 units)
CTWR 514A Basic Dramatic Screenwriting (2 units)
CTWR 514B Basic Dramatic Screenwriting (2 units)

Year Three

THTR 500 Dramaturgical Perspectives and Approaches (4 units)
THTR 501 Poetry and Prose into Drama (4 units)
THTR 527 Writing the Pacific Rim: Global and Western Dramatic Writing (4 units)
THTR 566 Dramatic Writing Studio (8 units)
THTR 596A&B Thesis Development and Attainment (4 units)

A minimum of 72 units of graduate coursework, the submission of a full-thesis on the University’s thesis submission due date, successful annual reviews, and full participation including rehearsals and attendance in all New Works Festivals events, must be completed prior to degree being granted.  These requirements will be part of the grade evaluation for THTR 596b.