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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Theatre (M.A.)


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In addition to meeting the general requirements of The Graduate School, candidates for degrees must complete all specific program requirements as listed in the departmental Graduate Student Handbook and as indicated by the Graduate Advisory Committee. All candidates must pass a final written and/or oral examination as determined by the Graduate Advisory Committee. Double-Major Option: Students in the M.A. programs may, with special permission, major in two disciplines and obtain a double major.

Master of Arts in Theatre Program


The M.A. in Theatre is a traditional, academic graduate degree designed for those students preparing for further study in Ph.D. programs. The program follows a course of study grounded in theatre history, dramatic literature, and script analysis. The program is offered with two program options: Plan A, a thesis option requiring completion of at least 30 credit hours of ap­proved graduate course work, and Plan B, a non–thesis option requiring completion of at least 32 credit hours of approved graduate course work, with at least eighteen hours in theatre. Final program approval rests with the candidate’s graduate advisory committee. In Plan A, a scholarly thesis may fulfill program requirements; in Plan B, a paper of record is required to demonstrate research and writing competency. The M.A. Program of Study Includes:

Master of Arts, Theatre, Plan A (thesis): Total 30 credit hours


  • Theatre core 14 credit hours
  • Theatre electives 4 credit hours
  • Thesis 6 credit hours
  • Supporting courses in outside area 6 credit hours

Master of Arts, Theatre, Plan B (non–thesis): Total 32 credit hours


  • Theatre core 14 credit hours
  • Theatre electives 12 credit hours
  • Supporting courses in outside area 6 credit hours

Theatre core for M.A.: 14 credit hours


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