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Degree Requirements

This two year program encourages playwrights to discover and celebrate their unique voice.  Toward that end they’ll be given a thorough grounding in theatre history, dramatic literature, play analysis, and the craft of playwriting as well have the opportunity to take electives in other departments.  Well known theatre artists will also be invited in to share their experience and expertise. The program culminates in a presentation of the students' work.

Required Courses (27 credits)
•           THC 73100 - MFA Playwriting I: The One-Act Play
•           THC 73200 - MFA Playwriting II: The Full-Length Play
•           THC 73300 - MFA Playwriting III: Thesis Project
•           THC 73400 - MFA Playwriting IV: The Playwright Prepares
•           THC 73500 - MFA Production Workshop I: Playwriting Strategies and Exercises
•           THC 73600 - MFA Production Workshop II: Adaptation
•           THC 75100 - History of Theatre I
•           THC 75200 - History of Theatre II
•           THC 79000 - Play Analysis

Electives (9 credits)
Nine credits are to be chosen from Courses in Theatre


MFA Faculty and Students: Left to right, front frow: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Brighde Mullins, Lily Ackerman, Sarah Bernstein,  Justice Hehir, Charly Evon Simpson, Maya Macdonald, Annie BakerLeft to right, back row: A.P. Andrews, Christopher Wilson, T. Adamson, Jona Tarlin. (photo credit: Ilana Krugolets)


Sample Program of Study

First Semester
•           THC 75100 - History of Theatre I
•           THC 73100 - MFA Playwriting I: The One-Act Play
•           THC Elective

Second Semester
•           THC 75200 - History of Theatre II
•           THC 73200 - MFA Playwriting II: The Full-Length Play
•           THC 79000 - Play Analysis

Third Semester
•           THC 73300 - MFA Playwriting III: Thesis Project
•           THC 73500 - MFA Production Workshop I: Playwriting Strategies and Exercises
•           THC Elective

Fourth Semester:
•           THC 73400 - MFA Playwriting IV: The Playwright Prepares
•           THC 73600 - MFA Production Workshop II: Adaptation
•           THC Elective


For more information, please contact MFATheatre@hunter.cuny.edu.

For more information about applying to the program visit the graduate admissions website here.

Ready to apply? Start the online application process.

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