The Master of Fine Arts degree in Generative Dramaturgy emphasizes the creative nature of the dramaturgical craft and attracts students who see their roles as thought leaders in the field. Faculty members have a strong background in all aspects of theatre event development, ranging from playwriting and classic play dramaturgy to the creation of devised, adapted, and interview-based work. Students work continually to hone their craft through hands-on dramaturgical experiences both on- and off-campus, and graduate well-versed in the language, expression, and active analysis of innovative performance.
This fully functioning school has three theatres, along with production shops, production facilities and post-production laboratories, and state-of-the-art equipment, and a faculty made up of working professionals. The School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona provides an exciting opportunity to learn about the art and craft of storytelling and the workings of the entertainment industry in an incredibly rich learning environment. Professional screenings like "I Dream in Widescreen," and our professional theatre training company, Arizona Repertory Theatre, provide real, hands-on creative opportunities and experiences to practice your craft.
Submit the following materials online through the Graduate College Application Portal:
Interview with Generative Dramaturgy Faculty: After your complete application is submitted, you will be contacted to schedule an interview with one or more of the faculty. Interviews can take place in-person or via Skype. Most interviews will happen in early to mid-January.
Also, in order to be admitted as a potential MFA candidate, you must have completed the following classes, or you may otherwise be required to take additional course units during the first year in order to address content deficiencies:
Required GRE Subject tests:
Required English Proficiency: https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants#english-proficiency
Limited Graduate College Fellowships when available
Teaching Assistantship with Tuition (out-of-state) Scholarship
Limited number of School of Theatre, Film & Television Scholarships
Graduate Registration (in-state) Scholarships
Faculty will give prefrential consideration for admittence and funding to completed applications submitted by December 3.
The MFA in Generative Dramaturgy normally requires six semesters (three academic years) in residence. A minimum of sixty credit hours must be accrued to fulfill the degree requirements. Admission and retention in the program are based on academic performance and the faculty's evaluation of each student's portfolio, professionalism, skills, and talent. All MFA Generative Dramaturgy candidates are regularly evaluated by the faculty. Successful completion of the first year permits continuation in the program. All MFA Generative Dramaturgy candidates fulfill significant dramaturgical assignments as part of their degree requirements. Students compose a Master's Report in their third year as part of their degree requirements as well as complete a self-designed Thesis Project.