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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Jun 18, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Theatre, M.A.

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This program is designed for those seeking preparation for the Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree as well as for experienced and certified secondary-school teachers who wish intensive academic course work in theatre.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct in-depth analysis of theatre literature.
  • Students will become proficient in methods of research and will demonstrate an ability to analyze texts and contexts by recognizing differences and comparisons for the purpose of generalizing the principles of the theatre art.
  • Students will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of theatre history and dramatic critical theory.

Degree Requirements (31 Hours)

Candidates for the M.A. degree must take a minimum of 31 semester hours in addition to 3 to 6 hours of thesis work, distributed as follows:

  • 9 to 12 hours in history and criticism
  • 1 hour in research methods
  • 6 to 9 hours of critical studies
  • 3 hours of dramaturgy or historiography
  • 3 hours of seminars in production
  • 6 hours of electives

At least 21 hours must be elected in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Candidates must pass a comprehensive examination. A scholarly thesis is required.

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