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Dramatic Writing Graduate Program

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Write for film, TV and theater

Bring power to your storytelling with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dramatic Writing.

Develop your voice and style writing screenplays, stage plays, scripts and more.

Have a professional edge that pays off: Learn how to market your work and get it submitted, produced and screened.

Why earn an MFA in Dramatic Writing at Missouri State?

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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.

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Thrive in any setting

Do it all. Write short films and features, one-act plays and standalone or episodic stories.

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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.

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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.