The overall goal of the Fiction Writing and Theatre Departments' Bachelor of Arts and programs is to provide students with a full education in the art of playwriting, emphasizing writing skills and dramatic writing technique along with the aesthetics and sensibilities of performance, ritual, and the collaborative nature of the dramatic arts. The Fiction Writing Department will offer courses in Writing Practice and Theory, thereby providing the playwright with a home to incubate and develop dramatic writing techniques. The Theatre Department will offer courses in Performance and Theatre Practice, as well as additional theory, thereby providing the playwright with knowledge and experience related to performing his or her text in a three-dimensional space.
Recommended First-Semester Classes
We recommend you try to take the following classes in your first and second semester as a Playwriting major:
- 55-1101 Fiction Writing I
- 55-4323/31-2800 Playwriting Workshop I
- 31-1225 Theatre Foundation: Performance
- 31-1325 Theatre Foundation: Performance Technique
- 31-1625 Theatre Foundation: Design and Composition