Playwriting
and Dramaturgy
Concentration


The Playwriting and Dramaturgy concentration acknowledges a creative and practical connection between the work of the playwright and dramaturg. Students choosing this area of specialization will focus on the literary aspects of theater, such as playwriting, dramaturgy, screenwriting, translation, adaptation, season planning, and theater criticism. Students seeking specialized experience as a playwright or dramaturg will choose from a selection of required and recommended courses designed to expose students to a broad range of contemporary and classical texts, deepen their understanding of dramatic structure, encourage collaboration, and foster opportunities for new play development. Students are encouraged to consult their advisers on complementary courses of interest outside the major, such as in the visual and performing arts, Film and Video Studies, English and Foreign Language. This concentration gives students access to a variety of hands-on opportunities within the Department and the professional world.



Admission Requirements:

• Letter of intent submitted to the Department Chair

• Interview with appropriate faculty member

Prerequisites: THR 150 or 151 and 9 additional THR credits



Concentration Requirements

Required Core Course:

THR 380 - Playwriting I - Credits: 3

One Course from:

THR 352 - Dramatic Literature Seminar - Credits: 3
THR 355 - Moral Vision in American Theater - Credits: 3
THR 395 - Theater as the Life of the Mind - Credits: 3

One Course from:

THR 381 - Playwriting II - Credits: 3
THR 382 - Screenplay Workshop - Credits: 3
THR 480 - Advanced Playwriting - Credits: 3
THR 482 - Advanced Screenplay Workshop - Credits: 3

One Course from:

THR 351 - Dramatic Theory and Criticism* - Credits: 3

*May fulfill concentration requirement or dramatic literature requirement but not both

THR 484 - Translation & Adaptation for Stage & Screen - Credits: 3



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