Graduate Musical Theatre Writing

The Tisch Department of Graduate Musical Theatre Writing offers courses that emphasize craft, the art of collaboration, rewriting, storytelling, and developing an original voice. Students are immersed in all aspects of New York musical theatre, workshopping their material with directors, actors, and major artists in the field and writing original works for the musical stage. 


Non-majors may register for the following course:

The American Musical

GMTW-UT 1002.01/GMTW-GT 2002.001 | 4 units | Instructor: Marie Costanza

What is The American Musical? What are its roots? Where is it going? How do words, music and drama mesh to create something greater than each element alone? What made the magic of the fabled collaborations? These questions and many others are explored in this seminar.” Each week, in addition to a brief overview, one or two musicals will be analyzed and discussed. The course will focus on landmark works and writers, utilizing audio and video recordings, and script analysis. Included are the works of Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda and others.  This course counts as TSOA and Gallatin Humanities Requirement, (except for TSOA Drama Students). Undergraduate and Graduate students may both register for this course. 

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