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Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Playwriting MFA


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Announcing the Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA in Playwriting, a selective two year program with a strong emphasis on production. Students will not only study playwriting, theater history, dramatic literature and play analysis in Hunter’s Department of Theatre, they will also learn how to collaborate with actors, directors and designers through the rehearsal process, readings and full productions. This training will include electives in other disciplines, as well as work with the most exciting theater artists in New York City, under the guidance of Artistic Director, Tina Howe.  Students will also receive internships at cutting edge theaters, giving them the opportunity to participate in the cultural life of the city.  The Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA in playwriting is all about making theater in the theater capital of the world.

Admissions


Applicants to the Rita and Burton MFA in playwriting are required to have a bachelor’s degree, two letters of recommendation, inclusion of GRE scores and submission of a full length play or a one act play of at least 40 pages, both as hard copy and as a PDF attachment.  An interview is strongly  recommended.  (Only matriculated students will be eligible to take MFA courses.)  Admission will be decided by the Artistic Director and the M.F.A. faculty.  The deadline for application is February 15.

Degree Requirements


This two year program encourages playwrights to discover and celebrate their unique voice.  Towards that end they’ll be given a thorough grounding in theater history, dramatic literature, play analysis, and the craft of playwriting as well have the opportunity to take electives in other departments.   Well known theater artists will also be invited in to share their experience and expertise.  In conjunction with this academic grounding and focus on individual needs,  there’ll be hands-on workshops in which students learn how to collaborate with actors, directors and designers, culminating in staged readings and full productions of their plays.  Students will also receive internships at cutting edge theaters so they can further participate in the cultural life of the city.

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