Degree Requirements: Playwriting

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Throughout the program students are expected to complete several plays along with an intensive critical study of the form.

Playwriting majors complete:

  • A thesis that will be either:
    • A full feature play — approximately 100 pages.
      or
    • Several one-act plays totaling approximately 100 pages.
  • An extensive study of the craft of playwriting, including reading and viewing several plays each month, and reading critical and analytical books on the craft of playwriting. Typically this is equivalent to 15-20 plays per quarter
  • All students lecture during their final residency on a topic relevant to their course of study as part of their Professional Development curriculum. Topic will reflect course of study, creative work or area of interest and usually be reflective of their cumulative critical papers.
  • All students will write three longer critical essays — two 10 page papers and one 20 page paper — based on an area of interest in their cumulative readings, creative work and outside study.
    • These will be assigned by your professors.