Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Requirements for the M.A. Degree in Theatre

In addition to the minimum Graduate School Requirements, the following are required:

A. Courses
Courses required for the degree are:

THR 500 Introduction to Graduate Studies

THR 510 and THR 521 Western Theatre History and South and Southeast Asian Theatre and Drama or

THR 511 and THR 520 Far Eastern Theatre and Drama and Western Dramatic Literature

THR 535 Theories of Theatre or

THR 635 Theories of Performance

THR 550 Teaching Practicum

THR 590 M.A. Thesis (6 Credits)

In addition, students select from among a range of courses in consultation with the graduate program director and a faculty advisor. A minimum of 30 credits is required for graduation.

B. Examination
Successful completion of the M.A. exam is required, normally at the end of the second semester of full-time residence.

C. Foreign Language
Proficiency in a foreign language must be demonstrated.

D. Teaching Experience
Teaching for at least one semester at the University level is required of all graduate students.

E. Master’s Thesis
A master’s thesis must be successfully completed under the direction of a faculty advisor.

F. Residency Requirement
This program is normally completed in one to two years of full-time residency. Students may be enrolled in the M.A. program on a full-time or part-time basis.

G. Time Limitations
Depending on the student’s first-time, matriculated enrollment in the Graduate School, full-time students must complete all degree requirements within three years, part-time students in five years.