Students take eight courses, half in writing and half in elective studies, over a two–year period to ensure maximum time for writing. In general, students take workshops with two and sometimes three different faculty writers in their respective genres.
(Note: The MFA in Playwriting is offered by Theatre and Performance Studies.)
Students often select electives such as workshops that focus on literary translation or on special topics (e.g., screenwriting or narrative strategies), but may also take studio and performing arts courses, and classes from all academic fields. A creative thesis is submitted in the final semester. The program numbers approximately thirty students in any given academic year.
Playwriting seminar room/laboratory; literary arts seminar room; Clerestory magazine; contemporary writers series; International Writers Project; writers in residence program; Geri Braman Hill Lectures; Weston, Hawkes, Assatly, and Harper Prizes in Literary Arts; John Hay Library's Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays.
- Writing Sample: Required (must be in one genre). The writing sample is the most important part of the application.
- GRE General: Not required
- GRE Subject: Not required
Application Deadline: December 15