Texas Tech University

Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting

In both the MFA and the PhD, during the first 4 semesters, the following courses should be taken in the order listed: THA 5300, THA 5301, THA 5302, THA 5321. Students entering mid year (January) or summer will take other courses their first semester and begin the playwriting sequence in the fall.

Course Type Credit Hours
Courses in Specialization 42 hours
Electives 12 hours
Master's Thesis (THA 6000) 6 hours
Total: 60 hours

Required courses - 42 hours

  • THA 5300 Dramatic Analysis
  • THA 5301 Playwriting I
  • THA 5302 Playwriting II
  • THA 5307 Performance Lab I
  • THA 5321 Playwriting III
  • THA 5322 Script Production
  • THA 5313 Dramatic Criticism
  • THA 5323 Theatrical Collaborations
  • THA 5328 Special Problems in Playwriting
  • THA 5341 Seminar in Dramatic Theory
  • THA 5350 Seminar in Theatre Research Methods
  • THA 5351 Mentoring Community Outreach in the Arts
  • THA 5372 Dramaturgy

Electives - 12 hours, to be selected from:

  • THA 5308 Performance Lab II
  • THA 5309 Seminar in Theatre History
  • THA 5311 Advanced Directing
  • THA 5312 Theatre Management or
    • THA 5316 Marketing the Arts or
    • THA 5317 Funding the Arts or
    • THA 5318 Advocacy for the Arts
  • THA 5321 Playwriting III (may be repeated for credit)
  • THA 5328 Special Problems in Playwriting
  • ENGL 5350 Studies in Drama
  • ENGL 5370 Studies in Creative Writing
  • EM&C 7000 Independent Study in Writing Film or TV Scripts

Contact

School of Theatre and Dance