Michael Knight, Department Head
The Department of Theatre offers graduate courses and graduate degrees in theatre.
The goals of the graduate program in theatre are to:
- Develop an understanding of the relationship between dramatic theory and onstage practice;
- Study the dramatic tradition and the history of the performing arts;
- Prepare students for doctoral programs in theatre studies;
- Prepare students for community college teaching;
- Provide the skills and experience necessary for entry into professional theatre, film and television; and
- Supplement the knowledge and skills of secondary education teachers.
Performing Arts Center laboratories are available in two theatres, shops, a complete television studio and radio station. Several graduate assistantships are available.
Programs of Graduate Work
The Department of Theatre offers the following degrees in theatre: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Thesis or Non-Thesis. In addition, a comprehensive minor in theatre is available for doctoral students.
Admission to a graduate program is granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the department, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), undergraduate grade point average, one letter or recommendation, a résumé, and a statement of goals.
Note: The Department reserves the right to suspend from the program any student who in the judgment of the departmental graduate committee, does not meet the professional expectations of the field.
B.F.A., M.A., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.
B.S., Texas AM University-Commerce; M.F.A., The University of Mississippi.
Lillian Casey Watkins
B.A., North Carolina State University; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
B.F.A., M.F.A., Texas Tech University