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Our Summer M.A. for Theatre Educators program is an affordable and convenient path for busy theatre educators to accomplish a graduate degree in three short summer sessions. Coursework in the Summer M.A. is developed keeping in mind that you want to further develop your theatre programs and your classes. Our faculty is eager for the opportunity to teach working professional theatre educators. Besides the dedicated faculty, you will have at your disposal the many resources and amenities that the University of Houston has to offer its graduate students.

Twelve theatre educators will be accepted this summer to begin their two-year path toward a Master of Arts in Theatre. Classes will run Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. for three and a half weeks. Students will have long weekends to study and to explore the exciting arts community that Houston has to offer. The last week will be spent studying with some of the most eminent and established theatre companies in London, New York, and Chicago. 


    Please review the Graduate Admissions requirements for UH, then complete your application to the CENTRAL campus Graduate College online at Apply Web.

    Applicants are additionally required to submit a mini-portfolio for consideration of acceptance into the Summer MA for Theatre Educators program. Submission of these materials is done through Acceptd. (MA Program for Theatre Educators at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.)

    The required materials for the program application are:

    • Statement of Purpose   
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation   
    • Your work process: containing pictures from a production (six photo minimum, 10 maximum) and a double spaced two-page reflection on the applicant’s 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.
    • Official (sealed) transcript from every university the applicant attended  
      • An additional set of transcripts submitted to the Graduate College through the online application in ApplyWeb   
    • Resumé  
    • Copy of Theatre Teaching Certificate from State of Residency  
      • If teaching in private school, letter from school administrator  
    • Proof of Completed Application to UH Graduate College/ Central Campus (ApplyWeb)

    Priority given to applications received by March 15; however, applications continue to be accepted throughout the Spring. Absolute Deadline (if space is still available) is May 15 of the same year. 

    Please upload all portfolio requirements into Acceptd

    All program inquiries may be sent to Jessica Ferrarone at

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