Why earn an MFA in Dramatic Writing at Missouri State?
Become a polished storyteller
Write complex, character-based stories that have conflict. Enhance your work with the tools of storytelling: mystery, suspense, planting/payoff and dramatic irony.
Thrive in any setting
Do it all. Write short films and features, one-act plays and standalone or episodic stories.
Find work in today’s environment
You won’t just write scripts and hope for the best. This program teaches you how to meet the demands of the current marketplace. Write content for specific outlets – television, film, web or the stage – that will get you hired.
Gain hands-on experience
Equip yourself to take on other roles, too. Learn the basics of film and theater producing, directing, camerawork and visual storytelling.
Save money with a graduate assistantship
Cover the costs for your degree. As a graduate assistant (GA), you can receive a tuition waiver and stipend.
Review the eligibility for graduate assistantships and how to apply. Email your application (PDF) to the program director.