The M.F.A. in Theatre with a specialization in playwriting program in the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin recruits two students from an intensely competitive group of applicants. There are two ways for candidates to apply for admission as a playwright: through the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Michener Center for Writers. Both programs share faculty and curriculum.
This information pertains to the M.F.A. in Theatre (Playwriting) in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Learn more about the Michener Center for Writers here.
We recommend all playwriting applicants apply to both programs.
Finalists will be selected for an interview. No formal interviews will take place before the selection of finalists.