This program is designed for those seeking preparation for the Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree as well as for experienced and certified secondary-school teachers who wish intensive academic course work in theatre.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct in-depth analysis of theatre literature.
- Students will become proficient in methods of research and will demonstrate an ability to analyze texts and contexts by recognizing differences and comparisons for the purpose of generalizing the principles of the theatre art.
- Students will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of theatre history and dramatic critical theory.
Degree Requirements (31 Hours)
Candidates for the M.A. degree must take a minimum of 31 semester hours in addition to 3 to 6 hours of thesis work, distributed as follows:
|Requirements ||Credit Hours |
|History and Criticism ||9-12 |
|Research Methods ||1 |
|Critical Studies ||6-9 |
|Dramaturgy or Historiography ||3 |
|Seminars in Production ||3 |
|Electives ||6 |
At least 21 hours must be elected in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Candidates must pass a comprehensive examination. A scholarly thesis is required.