Theatre - MA/MS

Theatre General Requirements

The Theatre graduate program provides its students with the opportunity to prepare for professional careers in the Theatre Arts through a series of hands-on learning experiences and advanced research applications.  Fields of study include acting, directing, production design, theatre management, box office management, play-writing, and theatre education.  Students are given the skills and experience to achieve successful career goals upon graduation.  Students prepare for these goals through intensive study of theatrical techniques and hands-on application of these techniques. 

Master of Arts/Master of Science in Theatre - Option I Thesis

Students must meet the general theatre requirements listed above and must complete the following:

Credit Hours:  Thesis - 30 semester hours

Thesis (6 semester hours)
THE 518Thesis (6 semester hours required)3-6
Only 6 semester hours of credit for 518 per degree will be given upon satisfactory completion of the requirement
History and Theory (6 semester hours)
THE 511Dramatic Theory3
THE 513Survey of Marginalized Theatre3
THE 542Dev Mod Theatre3
THE 543Dev Amer Theatre3
Management and Technical Theatre (3 semester hours)
THE 512Theatre Management3
THE 515Scenic Design3
THE 516Costume Design3
THE 545Stage Lighting3
Creative Component (3 semester hours)
THE 541Seminar Stage Direct3
THE 544Playwriting3
THE 560Acting3
THE 561Meisner Acting I3
Theatre Electives (6 semester hours)
6 semester hours of electives-in theatre, which may include courses from the general requirements or additional theatre course offerings6
General Electives - (6 semester hours)
6 semester hours of general electives in theatre, or 6 semester hours outside of the program with the approval from the Director of Theatre Graduate Studies6
Foreign Language Requirement. The candidate for the Master of Arts degree in Theatre must also meet the foreign language requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree at this institution.
Total Hours30

Master of Arts/Master of Science in Theatre - Option II Non-Thesis

Individual Master of Arts/Master of Science programs may be arranged with the approval of the Director of Theatre Graduate Studies, the Department Head, and the Dean of the Graduate Studies.

Students must meet the general theatre requirements listed above and must complete the following:

Non-Thesis - 36 semester hours.

Research (3 semester hours)
THE 595Research Lit & Techniques (3 semester hours required)3
History and Theory (6 semester hours)
THE 511Dramatic Theory3
THE 513Survey of Marginalized Theatre3
THE 542Dev Mod Theatre3
THE 543Dev Amer Theatre3
Management and Technical Theatre (3 semester hours)
THE 512Theatre Management3
THE 515Scenic Design3
THE 516Costume Design3
THE 545Stage Lighting3
Creative Component (3 semester hours)
THE 541Seminar Stage Direct3
THE 544Playwriting3
THE 560Acting3
THE 561Meisner Acting I3
Theatre Electives (9 semester hours)
9 semester hours of electives in theatre, which may include courses from the general requirements or additional theatre course offereings.9
General Electives (12 semester hours)
12 semester hours of general electives inside or outside of theatre that may be designated as a minor with the approval of the Director of Theatre Graduate Studies and the graduate advisor in the selected minor.12
Total Hours36

Note:  Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.

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