Subject: Drama
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Drama


This course is designed for students who are experienced writers, and who wish to learn how to write for the stage. The course is modeled on professional playwriting norms and industry standards. Successful completion of the course will prepare the student for the rigorous cycle of script writing, revision, work with dramaturgs, and professional artistic directors and professional actors.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units in DRAM and 12 credit units in English
Note: Students cannot take DRAM 490 if they have already taken INCC 498.3 ("Special Topics in Playwriting"). Students that have completed DRAM 331 may take DRAM 490, with permission of the Department. Permission of the instructor is required. Permission will be granted to students, who are not in Drama, who can demonstrate significant playwriting experience (via script or other appropriate writing sample(s)).

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