Minor in Playwriting

About the Minor

The minor in Playwriting is intended to guide students from the acquisition of foundational playwriting skills through the completion of a full-length stage play. Fifteen of the credits are directly craft-oriented, teaching students what they need to know to translate their ideas into a format suitable for production on the stage; the other 9.0 credits are dedicated to background knowledge intended to inform creative thinking and develop a student's individual voice.

Students pursuing a Theater minor should note that common courses in the Playwriting minor make this course of study a relatively simple addition to their education.

The Playwriting minor is open to all students in the University.

Additional Information

For more information about this minor, contact the program director:

Matthew J. Kaufhold
Screenwriting and Playwriting Program
Department of Cinema & Television
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Program Requirements

SCRP 220Playwriting I3.0
SCRP 225Playwriting II3.0
SCRP 230Page to Stage3.0
SCRP 382Playwriting Workshop I3.0
SCRP 383Playwriting Workshop II3.0
THTR 121 [WI] Dramatic Analysis3.0
Choice of 2 classes from:6.0
Readings in Drama
Improvisation for the Theatre
Acting: Fundamentals
Sketch Comedy
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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