Master of Arts students prepare for careers in the professional theater and education, or for further pursuit of graduate study. The MA degree program is a broad-based advanced study in the literature and critical analysis of theater, with the opportunity to focus in a specialization of the student’s choice.
OUTLINE OF REQUIREMENTS AND OBJECTIVES
Admission Requirements: A bachelor’s degree and strong academic record. No specific undergraduate degree requirements are needed, although a background in drama is obviously helpful.
Requirements for Degree: The MA requires 30 hours for completion. The degree content includes 15 hours of course work, 6 hours of specialized focus, and 9 hours of master’s project or thesis writing.
All MA students must take the following courses:
THTR 425: Development of Theater I (3)
THTR 426: Development of Theater II (3)
THTR 427: American Drama (3) —or— THTR 429: Modern and Contemporary Drama (3)
THTR 501: Text Analysis (3)
THTR 509: Seminar: Performance Theory (3)
Then students may select from specific interest course tracks, such as:
Finally students must take 9 hours of THTR 644 (master’s project/thesis). The project or thesis must be agreed upon with the student’s advisor and have the approval of the department.