Theater Arts (MFA)
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of subject content and technical skills though course work.
- Demonstrate effective artistic, oral, and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate pedagogic ability in teaching and/or supervising undergraduates.
- Develop technical and artistic skills necessary to carry out and report on a significant "Final Project" (as outlined in the Graduate Handbook).
Master of Fine Arts Degree Requirements
|TA 601||Research: [Topic]||4|
|TA 607||Seminar: [Topic] 1||8|
|TA 609||Terminal Project||16|
|Design and technology courses 2||24|
|Theater history, literature, and theory courses at the 500 and 600 level||8|
|Related courses outside the department 3||8|
|At least one course from acting, directing, dramaturgy, or stage management||4|
|Additional graded graduate-level theater arts course work||16|
Course topics change every term. The MFA requires at least 8 credits. Students may also take approved and graded 600-level course work.
Must include at least one course each in lighting, scenery, and costumes.
With advisor approval, undergraduate courses at the 300 level may apply.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.00
- Completion and approval of a final project and written document
The master of fine arts degree does not require proficiency in a second language. Coursework is substantially completed during the first years; the MFA program typically takes three years to complete.