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Theatre Arts

Graduate Programs

Option in Dramatic Writing (code THEAMF04)

ADMISSION IS SUSPENDED TO NEW STUDENTS.

Requirements

The MFA in Theatre Arts, Option in Dramatic Writing degree program is 60 units, normally requiring full-time residency. The program culminates in a major thesis writing project of publishable/producible quality. Course requirements are arranged according to the following structure:

Core A (12 units) Dramatic Writing:

  • Take all of the following:
    • FEA 604A Graduate Seminar in Dramatic Writing (3)
    • FEA 604B Graduate Seminar in Dramatic Writing (3)
    • FEA 604C Graduate Seminar in Dramatic Writing (3)
    • FEA 604D Graduate Seminar in Dramatic Writing (3)

Core B (9 units) History, Theory, Criticism, Production and Writing:

  • Take all of the following:
    • THEA 523 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre (3)
    • THEA 524 Dramaturgy (3)
    • THEA 696 Aesthetic Theory & Conceptualization (3)

Core B.1 (12 units)

  • Take 12 units from the following:
    • THEA 374, 375, 380, 426, 427, 507, 550, 694

Core C (6 units) Rhetorical Theory, Criticism, and Communication Studies:

  • Take the following:
    • COMM 633 Sem in Interpretive Communication (3)
    • COMM 640 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism II (3)

Core D (6 units) Comparative World Literature & Classics:

  • Take two courses chosen from the following:
    • CWL 502, 503, 504, 537, 538, 540, 545, 549 (topic per advisement), 552, 561

MFA Thesis (6 units):

  • THEA 699 MFA Thesis/Project (6)

Elective Course (9 units)