The minor in playwriting is designed for students in all disciplines who want to explore and develop skills in writing for the stage.

Many students who pursue this minor are majoring in disciplines like theatre and performance, arts management, and gender studies. The skills developed in playwriting complement a liberal arts education.

Students interested in the minor must submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study. Upon admission to the minor, the student will be assigned a minor advisor from the playwriting faculty.

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Playwriting

Five courses, to include: 

  • PSW 1000/Playwriting I (4 credits)
  • THP 2885/Theatre Histories I or THP 2890/Theatre Histories II (3 credits)
  • PSW 2010/Playwriting II (4 credits)
  • Plus two of the following courses:
    PSW 1250/Plays and Playgoing (4 credits)
    PSW2200/Intersectional Playwriting (4 credits)
    PSW 3155/The Art of Rewriting: Killing our Darlings (4 credits)
    PSW 3200/Playwriting III (4 credits)
    THP 2205/Shakespeare Then and Now (3 credits)
    THP 2885/Theatre Histories I or THP 2890/Theatre Histories II (3 credits)
    THP 3495/Black American Drama (4 credits)
    THP 3525/LGBTQ Drama (4 credits)