Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
Fordham Theatre Department

Masters of Fine Arts in Playwriting

The Fordham/Primary Stages MFA program is a unique academic/professional hybrid, offering emerging writers the opportunity to develop and produce their work in a rigorous academic setting, while simultaneously fostering professional relationships with Primary Stages, an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre company.  

This two-year MFA program in playwriting cultivates the next generation of American writers for stage, film, and television, and offers writers opportunities unrivaled by any other program in the nation.


What makes the Fordham/Primary Stages MFA in Playwriting Unique?
  • Professional mentors from both the Fordham MFA faculty and from Primary Stages’ creative and management teams
  • Full access to the productions, events, and community at Primary Stages
  • Two fully staged productions and two readings over the course of the program, with cast and crew pulled from Fordham’s excellent undergraduate Theatre Program 
  • The opportunity to network professionally and explore the craft in an academic setting

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