Theater Arts (MA)

Each graduate student is expected to show ability in both academic and production areas. During residence at the university, a student is expected to make a significant contribution in three areas out of the following seven: acting, directing, technical theater, management, playwriting, teaching, and design.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of subject content though course work.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Acquire research skills necessary to carry out a significant independent research project (i.e. an M.A. Thesis as described in the Graduate Handbook).
  • Demonstrate pedagogic ability in teaching undergraduates.
  • Complete requirements for foreign language proficiency (equivalent to completion of two years of college-level foreign language study in one foreign language).

Master of Arts in Theater Arts

Graduate credits in graded theater arts course work 28
TA 503Thesis12
TA 607Seminar: [Topic] 116
Total Credits56

Course topic changes every term. The master of arts requires at least 16 credits (four seminars). The student may also take approved 600-level course work.

Additional Requirements

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.00
  • Language proficiency (course work or examination)
  • Completion of approved thesis
  • Faculty-guided artistic production in design, acting, directing, technical production, dramaturgy, and playwriting