Theatre, Theatre Studies Concentration (M.A.)

Program Overview

The Master of Arts (MA) in Theatre, Theatre Studies concentration is designed for students who want to reinvigorate their previous theatre experience, pursue their disciplinary passion for the first time, or prepare for subsequent doctoral studies.  The concentration surveys both the history of theatre and dramatic literature while providing opportunities for hands-on training. The program is based in the Department of Theatre & Dance. For further information, go to: MA Theatre Studies.

Curriculum Requirements

Students pursuing Theatre Studies (MA), must complete the major requirements listed below:

Program Requirements

Required Core
THTR 501Research Methods in Theatre3
THTR 534Graduate Theatre Readings3
Required Courses
THTR 505Dramaturgy3
THTR 511Tragic Elements in Drama3
or THTR 512 Comic Elements in Drama
THTR 513Modern and Contemporary Theatre History3
THTR 517Theatre Criticism3
THTR 525Advanced Acting Workshop3
or THTR 535 Advanced Directing Workshop
THTR 602Capstone Project3
Select 9 credits from the following: 19
Contemporary Theatre
Theatrical Production
Internship: Theatrical Practice
Special Topics in Theatre and Drama
Non-Western Drama and Theatre
The Collaborative Process
Scenic Design I: The Legitimate Theatre
Scenic Design II: Performing Arts
Stage Lighting Design
Advanced Problems in Technical Production
Seminar Costume Design and Construction
Theatre Management
Stage Management
Production Management
Independent Study
Master's Thesis
Comprehensive Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
GRAD CMPComprehensive Examination0
Total Credits33

Non-departmental courses require written approval from advisor.