The Dramatic Writing Program
Jacob Burns Foundation Founding Sponsor
Dramatic writing is a highly selective, four-year B.F.A. program, offered by the Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Students work with award-winning screenwriters and playwrights to develop finely tuned skills in writing for the stage, film, television, and emerging media. The program is designed to train a new generation of versatile writers to take their place in the professional world.
The core of the program is a six-term sequence, which begins with basic principles and includes rigorous instruction in specific media. Other required courses provide a thorough grounding in the history of theatre, film, and television, as well as experience in script and screenplay analysis, collaboration, and production. The required 8-credit senior project gives students the chance to produce work of professional caliber and be prepared to market their talents upon graduation.
Please note: Students currently enrolled in the dramatic writing major may complete the B.F.A., as currently published, through 2013. A revised program leading to a B.A. in playwriting and screenwriting and two minors, in playwriting and in screenwriting, are available for new and transfer students.
Updated Oct. 31, 2011