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Playwriting

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MFA (36 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: March 1
Graduate Advisor:

Prof. Arthur Kopit

Prof. Mira Felner

Contact Information: MFATheatre@hunter.cuny.edu

212-772-5148

Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1  to be considered for Fall admission.

Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500-750 words answering the following questions: Why do you choose playwriting as a literary form? Discuss your background in the theatre, the playwrights and productions that have influenced you, and what you hope to bring to the stage.
  • Play Manuscript - Submit a full length play or a one act play of at least 40 pages. A digital copy of the manuscript needs to be uploaded in the online applications system before submitting the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references.
  • Official score report of the GRE (For information on taking the GRE, visit www.GRE.org).
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • Paper Based Test: 550
      • Computer Administered Test: 213
      • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component) 

For information on taking the TOEFL, visit www.TOEFL.org.  For information on submitting your TOEFL scores as part of your application visit Submitting TOEFL scores.

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Theatre Department website.

Graduate Admissions Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm

Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

*HOLIDAY SCHEDULE* 2016

*Thursday, December 22 - 9:00am-4:00pm

Friday, December 23 - CUNY CLOSED

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*Tuesday, December 27 - 9:00am-4:00pm

*Wednesday, December 28 - 9:00am-4:00pm

*Thursday, December 29 - 9:00am-4:00pm

Friday, December 30 - CUNY CLOSED

Monday, January 2 - CUNY CLOSED

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