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Theatre Arts, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #972 (BCR) San Francisco, CA, United States
The Theatre Arts program of San Francisco State University offers a comprehensive program of both practical and theoretical courses for graduate students whose interests center on various aspects of educational and professional theatre.
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Overview

The Theatre Arts program of San Francisco State University provides training for students wishing to expand their knowledge and increase their competence in the fields of history and literature of the theatre, acting, directing, theatre design, and production; seeking teaching credentials where the master’s degree is required; and preparing for further graduate work elsewhere.

Graduates of the program are prominent in professional theatre throughout the nation, with positions of leadership in theatre, television, film, and theatre education.

Career paths

Career opportunities in theatre arts include performance and technical positions in professional, regional, and community theatres, as well as the areas of film and television for actors, directors, stage managers, designers (lighting, costume, scenery, and props), and craftspersons (stitcher, carpenter, props artisan). Teaching positions range from elementary and high school theatre classes through community college and university curricula in all aspects of the dramatic arts. Other career possibilities include such diverse fields as advertising, design (interior, fashion, display), drama therapy, and recreation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre Research and Writing Practicum
  • Seminar: Theatrical History and Historiography
  • Shakespeare: Text and Performance Seminar
  • Seminar: The American Stage
  • Seminar: Contemporary Plays and Performance
  • Playcrafting and Dramaturgy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Statement of purpose (include proposed area and/or areas of emphasis).
  • Copy of transcript.
  • Three letters of reference from people who know the applicant’s theatre work.
  • Information considered important but which does not appear on the transcript.
  • English language proficiency (international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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