Cross-training the thinking writer.

The Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing cross-trains students in all areas of dramatic writing with concentrations in Film, Playwriting, and Television.

All our Faculty are working professionals with extensive credits in theatre (from the smallest non-profit productions to major regional and Broadway houses), film (including independent and major studio productions), and television (including late-night, half-hour, and hour drama as practiced on broadcast, premium, and cable networks).

The curriculum is hands-on: students begin their writing classes during their first semester. While the Department is strongly workshop-oriented, textual analysis is an essential part of the program, so that all students graduate from the Department with a firm knowledge of dramatic craft and forms in all three areas. The Department sees its mission as providing an education that allows our students to be as flexible in their education as they will be in their careers.

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

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