Admissions | Summer MA for Theatre Educators

Download the application instructions and checklist and apply to UH Central Campus Main Campus. Select CLASS Theatre as your major.

Twelve theatre educators will be accepted this summer to begin their three year path.

Theatre educators applying for the MA program without thesis should send:

  1. A Statement of Purpose describing the applicant's educational and theatrical background as well as his or her reasons for wanting to pursue the MA Theatre Educator Summer Degree Plan (not to exceed two pages in length, double spaced)
  2. Three letters of recommendation from one from the applicant's current administrator and two additional professional colleagues familiar with the applicant's work.
  3. A mini-portfolio containing pictures from a production (three photo minimum) and a one-two page reflection on the applicants involvement, approach and process involved in mounting the production. Include difficulties and how they were overcome and what was learned by the students and the applicant during the production process.
    OR a 10-15 minute video submission (DVD or VHS format) of the applicant working with students in a teaching or directing situation, with a two page explanation of the lesson or directorial approach.
  4. Two sets of official transcripts from every university the applicant attended as an undergraduate.  Be sure to also include the final transcript from the institution granting the undergraduate degree, with the bachelor’s degree posted. One set of  transcripts should be included in the portfolio submission and one set of transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate admissions. 
  5. Resume (not exceeding two pages).
  6. Copy of Theatre Teaching Certificate from State of Residence.
  7. Official GRE scores or a letter of intent stating that they plan to take the GRE.
  8. Proof of application to UH Central Campus.

Application to UH CENTRAL campus should be completed online at www.applytexas.org. (Priority may be given to applicants who have applied to UH CENTRAL Campus in advance of submitting packet to School of Theatre). Select CLASS MA Theatre as major area of study.  NOTE: Application checklist for graduate programs at UH can be found at: http://www.uh.edu/how-to/checklist/graduate-student-enrollment.php

The due date for applications is flexible.  Priority is given on a first come-first served basis after February 15 until the co-hort is full.  Admissions are rolling and applications are accepted year round. 

Please send all application materials together in one packet to:

University of Houston
School of Theatre & Dance
Jackie Demontmollin
133 CWM Center
Houston, TX 77204-4016

Official Program Start Date is always the Monday following the International Thespian Association Convention.  The session generally runs the entire month of July.  Summer Semester end date is tentatively July 31 of each year.

Approximate Costs: Tuition per summer term for In State (Texas) students:  approx. $5800 including travel. Housing on campus apartment: $1000.  Travel every third summer is to London. Students must have a valid passport for travel. 

If you have questions about the M.A. Theatre Educator Summer Degree program, please email Jackie deMontmollin at jdemontmollin@uh.edu.

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