Graduate Degrees and Programs: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
School of Theatre and Dance
The School of Theatre offers the Master of Arts and the Master of Fine Arts degrees. Graduate courses in dance may be applied toward either the Master of Arts or the Master of Fine Arts degrees. No more than nine semester hours in 6000-level and higher courses outside the School of Theatre will be allowed.
In addition to meeting the college graduate admission requirements, students must have an undergraduate degree or have completed at least 24 semester hours in theatre at the undergraduate or postbaccalaureate level with a grade point average of at least 3.00 (A=4.00). Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation from teachers or professional colleagues, familiar with the applicant's work. Consult the school for additional information and specific requirements. Conditional admission may be granted to students whose overall grade point average in the last 60 hours of course credit is at least 2.67 (A=4.00), whose grade point average in the discipline is at least 3.00, and whose score on the Graduate Record Examination is high enough to indicate probable success in the program.
Plan I: Thesis Option
Usually after a semester in residence, students must give evidence of scholastic ability before the school will accept them into the program. Students must complete at least 30 semester hours of 6000-level courses which include THEA 6397, THEA 6336, THEA 6362, three semester hours selected from 6322, 6353, or 6355, and six hours of thesis credit. The school requires an oral defense of the student's thesis and also may require the student's proficiency in a foreign language if the student's area of specialization warrants it.
Plan II: Non-thesis Option
Students must complete at least 36 semester hours at the 6000-level theatre courses which include THEA 6331, THEA 6397, THEA 6362 and one of the following: THEA 6337, THEA 6353, THEA 6355.
Students will interview and present portfolio or audition material for admission into the M.F.A. Students must complete a minimum of 45 semester hours in graduate courses, including THEA 6323, THEA 6362, and either THEA 6301 or THEA 7341. Course load will be determined based on the student's track in either acting or design/production, and will be in conjunction with the ensemble they will join.
Catalog Publish Date: January 14, 2013
This Page Last Updated: December 21, 2012