BA Theatre (writing emphasis)

<p>I know this is the musical theatre forum, but I've seen a lot of posts about general theatre programs here, so I figured this would be the place to ask (let me know if I'm wrong).</p>

<p>Anyway, I'm a high school junior and an aspiring playwright. I was wondering if anyone knew what schools offer a BA Theatre with a concentration in playwriting/writing for the stage. Maybe even a BFA in playwriting/dramatic writing? </p>

<p>Thanks so much in advance!</p>

<p>i would think that any strong theatre BA in a liberal-arts-esque school would allow you to combine interests in writing and theatre-- once you find some schools you're interested in, look at their specific course offerings to see what playwriting courses exist.</p>

<p>not that this is comprehensive by ANY means, but just a few off the top of my head:
-sarah lawrence has a good theatre scene and is VERY well known for its creative writing, so you could probably create something that works for you
-nyu's playwrights horizons studio gives you the opportunity to do many different things (directing, design, tech, playwriting is definitely one of those) that you experiment with and ultimately choose a track
-depaul has a BFA in playwriting
-investigate columbia college chicago-- they seemed to have a lot to offer in terms of playwriting (just from google)
-i have heard of brown in conjunction with playwriting...worth a look?
-suny purchase has an interdisciplinary BFA between the humanities and arts schools</p>

<p>hope this is helpful!</p>

<p>I agree with deenierah that many BA liberal arts schools with strong creative writing and theater may be a good option. (Example, Brown, Sarah Lawrence)</p>

<p>That are a few specific programs....</p>

<p>BFA in Dramatic Writing....
SUNY Purchase</p>

<p>University of the Arts has Writing for Film/TV</p>

<p>Chapman University (in Dodge....playwriting and screenwriting)</p>

<p>USC has Writing for Screen/TV</p>

<p>Ithaca's BA in Drama has Playwriting</p>

<p>Bennington College...BA Playwriting and Screenwriting</p>

<p>DePaul University....BA Playwriting and Screenwriting</p>

<p>Drexel Univ.....BA Screenwriting and Playwriting</p>

<p>Loyola Marymount....BA Screenwriting and Playwriting</p>

<p>Ohio University...BA Playwriting and Screenwriting</p>

<p>University of Michigan...Playwriting and Screenwriting</p>