The Theatre Arts MA program offered at 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.
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.
- Theatre Research and Writing Practicum
- Theatrical History and Historiography
- Shakespeare: Text and Performance Seminar
- The American Stage
- Contemporary Plays and Performance
- Playcrafting and Dramaturgy
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Literature Theatre & Dance View 331 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United States
- 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).
International8918 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 12 months.
National8918 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 12 months.
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