The Department of Theatre offers students an appreciation of theatre as a fine art, sharpens the talents of those who seek careers in theatre and provides students with methods of stimulating and using their imagination and intensifying their communication skills.
The MU Department of Theatre has a distinguished history that began shortly after 1900 when a small group of aspiring thespians resolved to enhance the cultural life of the campus by producing plays in an abandoned dining room in Lathrop Hall. In 1925, Professor Donovan Rhynsburger joined the MU faculty and established the Missouri Workshop Theatre. For over 85 years, the department has sustained a national and international reputation as a major center for theatre and performance scholarship and dramatic art production. In 2007 “Academic Analytics” ranked MU Department of Theatre #4 nationally for scholarly productivity in Theatre Literature, History, and Criticism (reported in Chronicle of Higher Education, November 11, 2007). MU Theatre offers graduate and undergraduate programs.
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- Theory and Practice of Theatre of the Oppressed
- Digital Media and Performance
- Virtual Reality and Performance
- Digital Humanities and the Arts
- Advanced Directing
- Studies in Dramatic Literature
- Advanced Playwriting
- Advanced Screenwriting
- Introduction to Dramaturgy
- Directed Readings in Theatre
- Topics in Theatre
- Research in Theatre
- Theatre Scholarship
- Performance Ethnography
- Problems in Theatre
- Classical Theatre
- 24 months
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DisciplinesTheatre & Dance View 288 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United States
- 3 letters of recommendation
- GRE score report
- Statement of purpose
- Scholarly writing sample
- All required Graduate Studies documents
International27090 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National27090 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
In-State11252 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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