What You'll Learn
Through the graduate degree field in dramatic arts you build:
- Crucial theoretical and practical insights into performance techniques, and dramaturgical approaches to dramatic texts.
- Broad knowledge in the dramatic arts or specialized knowledge in a specific area, such as dramatic literature, musical theater, directing, or acting.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in extension studies, field: Dramatic Arts.
Going back to school doesn’t have to mean putting your life on hold.
We’ve designed our courses and degrees to give you the flexibility to pace your studies to fit your schedule.
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Admission and Getting Started
Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.
To get started, you take the following three courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.
- HUMA 100 Proseminar: Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing in the Humanities
- One dramatic arts course
- One dramatic arts course or elective (e.g., EXPO 42a)
Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
I had to catch my breath when I saw Williams’ handwriting and the stained hotel stationery he’d typed the manuscript on. It’s pretty incredible to realize you are holding the one and only copy of the very first draft of The Night of the Iguana.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2020–21 rate)||$2,900 per course|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$35,000|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.