The Master of Arts degree provides crucial tools for the developing theatre practitioner, educator, or scholar. The experience and knowledge students achieve working on theatrical productions combined with courses in dramaturgy, script analysis, and dramatic literature allow them to embark on careers as actors, directors, stage managers, playwrights, dramaturgs, administrators, teachers, and critics.
To pursue the M.A. degree in theatre or the Graduate Certificate in Practical Theatre:
- You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a satisfactory academic record.
- Students holding degrees in the humanities are qualified for admission to the program.
- Those holding degrees in other fields may be accepted after having satisfied the graduate committee that they have a particular aptitude or sufficient experience for graduate study in the field of theatre.
- GRE scores are required for all applicants.
A minimum of 36 credit hours, plus practical participation in department productions, are required for the degree. A comprehensive examination is given in lieu of a thesis. The normal period of time required for study leading to the M.A. degree is four semesters.