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Hollins University – Playwright’s Lab, Graduate Degrees



Students get their M.F.A. in three to five six-week summer sessions. You’ll work with visiting professional faculty, artists-in-residence, and guest speakers, developing personal and professional relationships. This can lead to reading and production credits before graduation.


The Playwright’s Lab features two professional certificate training programs that model best practices. These programs focus on the special skills required to work on new plays in production. They also pair playwrights with actors and directors in dynamic collaborations.

Visit hollins.edu/grad/playriting for more information.


APPLY NOW: UCRiverside MFA Writing Program

[We’d like to introduce] our MFA program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts here at the University of California, Riverside.

We’re a two-year MFA program offering study in screenwriting, playwriting, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Our goal is to fully fund all of our students for both years in the program through a combination of fellowships and teaching assistantships.

Some of our faculty include: Jane Smiley, Susan Straight, Katie Ford, Reza Aslan, Laila Lalami, Tom Lutz, Stu Krieger, Allison Hedge Coke, and Rickerby Hinds, among many others.

Bryan Bradford
MFA Coordinator for Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts
University of California, Riverside


MA Graduate Program – Miami University, Oxford, OH

A major part of the MA program here at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, is directing training and directing opportunities. We plan to offer 6 assistantships this upcoming fall of 2017.

The Masters of Performance, Theatre and Practice is an opportunity for students to integrate their understanding of scholarship and practice as they are determining where they will fit into the theatre professionally or if they will pursue an MFA or PhD degree. Students can complete either a research thesis or a creative portfolio.  See more information at our website.

Graduate assistantships include a full tuition waiver and a stipend for working in the department as teaching assistants, graders, production support, and research assistants. Along with the important work of assistantships, we also value professional development and frequently support students to attend conferences and workshops.

We welcome students with a variety of interests in pursuing high level research and crafting their own independent research or creative project as they discover how they fit into our discipline and the world.   Students from liberal arts institutions thrive in our small program that values the educational process, critical pedagogy, and provides funding for the entire degree program (including summer stipends).      

Our preferred deadline for applications for Graduate Assistantships is February 1, 2017, but we will continue reviewing applications until March 1, 2017.