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The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program isn’t just a master’s degree; it’s a community of collaborators engaged in the ever-evolving process of creating new musical theatre. 

Students and faculty include composers, lyricists, and bookwriters — the people who put their individual talents together to write works for the musical stage. Each year, 30 full-time students embark on a two-year course, participating in ongoing writing workshops that emphasize craft, the art of collaboration, rewriting, storytelling, and developing an original voice. This intimate program is solidly grounded in its location: Students are immersed in all aspects of New York musical theatre, workshopping their material with directors, actors, and major artists in the field. The program culminates in the creation of full-length original works.

Visit us for our annual Grad Fair on Monday, October 23rd from 5pm-8pm and stop by the Tisch School of the Arts table. More info here

Applications are now being accepted for our next class starting Fall 2018. Application deadline is February 1st, 2018. For more information, click on the "Apply" tab or email us at musical.theatre@nyu.edu


Join us for our Open House on Friday, November 3rd from 6-8pm. Click RSVP for more details. 

Anything you do, let it come from you — then it will be new. Give us more to see.

Stephen Sondheim

Sunday in the Park with George