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The Playwriting program will help you explore and develop your voice as a writer and provide you with the primary tools of dramatic writing through classroom instruction, workshops and production experiences.

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in The Theatre School’s productions as an assistant director or dramaturg. You can also have your scripts workshopped in the annual Wrights of Spring playwriting festival.

You’ll learn from a distinguished and award-winning faculty of professional playwrights, dramaturges, directors and arts writers, giving you opportunities to learn first-hand from industry professionals.


Sample Courses:

  • Directing
  • Dramatic Criticism
  • History of Dramatic Literature
  • Topics in Playwriting
  • Script Analysis
  • Theatre Crew
  • Theatre Studies​

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Directing​
  • Education
  • Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Script analysis

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