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Theatre Arts (MFA) - Generative Dramaturgy 
Program Description

The Master of Fine Arts degree in Generative Dramaturgy emphasizes the creative, generative 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 will work continually to hone their craft through hands-on dramaturgical experiences both on and off-campus, graduating well-versed in the language, the expression, and the active analysis of new work.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Theatre, Film and Television -

Boasting three outstanding theatres, production shops, production facilities and post-production laboratories, 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 story telling 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. The pages that follow will lead you into the exciting programs and opportunities that will make your dreams come to life!

College of Fine Arts  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Justine M Snow-Collins
Graduate Program Coordinator
Justine M Snow-Collins
Director of Graduate Studies
Deanna R Fitzgerald
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi Renee Davenport
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Submit the following materials online through the Graduate College Application Portal:

  • Official transcripts from ALL previous colleges and universities attended
  • Statement of Intent (1-2 pages)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Interview/portfolio review with the Generative Dramaturgy faculty

Additional Requirements:

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:

  • Two semesters of Theatre History
  • One semester of Play Analysis, Dramaturgy, or Playwriting. Documented equivalent practical experience may satisfy this requirement.
Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
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Minimum TOEFL: Submission of a minimum score of 79 internet based (iBT) or 550 paper based (PB)
Minimum IELTS:

Financial Aid

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

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: April 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 2403

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

The MFA in Generative Dramaturgy normally requires 6 semesters (three academic years) in residence. A minimum of 60 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 will complete a significant dramaturgical assignment as part of their degree requirements. Students also complete a Master's Report in their third year as part of their degree requirements.

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 24 Oct 2016