The Playwriting Program’s Bachelor of Arts degree provides students with a full education in the art of playwriting, emphasizing dramatic writing technique along with the aesthetics and sensibilities of performance, ritual, and the collaborative nature of the dramatic arts. Through its interdisciplinary curriculum in the Theatre and Creative Writing Departments, the Playwriting Program offers courses in writing practice and dramaturgy, as well as, performance and theatre practice, thereby providing the playwright with knowledge and experience related to performing text in a three-dimensional space.
Recommended First-Semester Classes
Playwriting majors should take the following courses during their first year:
- •55-4323/31-2800 Playwriting Workshop I
- •31-1225 Theatre Foundation: Performance
- •31-1625 Theatre Foundation: Design and Composition
Students entering this program in 2013-2014 must complete Theatre Foundations and Playwriting I in their first year.
Playwriting Coordinator and Advisor: Lisa Schlesinger 312.369.6892