Theatre and Dance (M.A.)

The Master of Arts degree includes a three-year program of advanced studies in theatre and dance, designed to provide specialized training in research methods and assessment, pedagogical foundations of teaching artistry, artistic practice and inquiry, and community engagement.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

 

The program requires a total of thirty two (32) credits, and can be completed in one of two options:

  • Plan A (Thesis): Includes 24 credits of coursework and 8 credits of Master’s Thesis Research and Direction
  • Plan B (Essay): Includes 28 credits of coursework and 4 credits of Master’s Essay Direction

Plan A: Thesis

Three-Year Part-Time Plan

THR 7951Foundations of Theatre and Dance Pedagogy3
THR 7901Research Methods in Theatre and Dance3
THR 8875Seminar: Research Topics in Theatre and Drama3
THR 8951Art and Human Development3
The following course should be taken twice for credit:6
Artistic Praxis
The following course should be taken twice for credit:6
Principles of Teaching Artistry
THR 8999Master's Thesis Research and Direction8
Total Credits32

Plan B: Essay

Three-Year Part-time Plan

THR 5700Performance Studies3
THR 5731Applied Theatre Studies: Community Possibilities3
THR 5738Applied Theatre Practicum1
THR 7741Dramaturgy3
THR 7951Foundations of Theatre and Dance Pedagogy3
THR 7901Research Methods in Theatre and Dance3
THR 7999Master's Essay Direction4
THR 8875Seminar: Research Topics in Theatre and Drama3
THR 8951Art and Human Development3
THR 8961Artistic Praxis3
THR 8965Principles of Teaching Artistry3
Total Credits32