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Master of Arts in English and American Literature

Master of Arts in English and American Literature

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
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The MFA in Playwriting is offered by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS) in close collaboration with the College of Fine Arts (CFA) School of Theatre. As partners in the MFA in Playwriting, the Playwriting Program and the School of Theatre (SOT) want to ensure that our playwriting graduates are equipped for both the academic and professional worlds of the theatre. To that end, the MFA in Playwriting combines a strong commitment to literary scholarship with invaluable, hands-on collaborations with other theatre artists. Our shared goal, while building on the strong foundation of our award-winning successes, integrates faculty expertise in our renowned Department of English (in GRS) with complementary SOT strengths (in CFA) in acting, directing, design, production, and theatre management. Intensive writing workshops incorporating professional actors and directors are coupled with classes immersing each student in dramatic literature, theatre history, and practice. During our professional season of new works, each student’s personal involvement in the theatrical productions is required. Teaching fellowships in the English department are offered along with competitive financial aid and potential teaching assistantships in the SOT.