Writing Sample

We require a writing sample in your proposed primary field of study.  Once you have completed the ApplyTexas application online, you are sent an email with access instructions to upload your writing sample.

Writing samples should conform to these standards:

FICTION: one or two stories which together do not exceed 9,000 words, double-spaced and formatted with a readable text font (12 pt minimum) and standard margins.   Novel excerpts are strongly discouraged unless they stand alone without plot synopses

POETRY: a collection of at least 10 poems not to exceed 25 pages. 

SCREENWRITING: a feature-length (90-120 pgs) original screenplay (no adaptations accepted).

PLAYWRITING: a full-length play or two one-act plays.