Last updated: June 2018
At the University of Winnipeg
Students specializing in Playwriting enjoy small classes and individual instruction in a number of areas including one-act plays, full-length plays, and scriptwriting. Students learn how to construct a play from the initial idea to the final draft, and work collaboratively with their classmates to develop an exciting story complete with all the required elements. Workshopping opportunities are available for senior students. As a result of our close relationship with the university's English Department, students can augment their drama courses with creative writing courses taught by top-notch English professors.
In addition to Playwriting I, Playwriting II: General, and Playwriting II: Honours, we teach a course in Screenwriting and another called Script and Screen, which examines existing screenplays to determine what works and what doesn't. As well, our senior students have an opportunity to work on specialized projects on a one-to-one basis with a Professor who is an experienced playwright.
Questions? Call the Department office at (204) 786-9955 or e-mail us anytime.
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