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Theatre Arts

Texas Tech University

12 months
17530 USD/year
17530 USD/year
9350 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Theatre Arts at Texas Tech University prepares students for further graduate work (in either a Ph.D. or an M.F.A. program), for teaching at the community college or secondary level, and for analytical positions within the profession (such as those of dramaturg or literary manager). 

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The School of Theatre and Dance produces two seasons of plays annually. They have a mostly faculty-directed four play Mainstage Season, a five-show Lab season that uses students and faculty to direct and design, and a summer performance lab in which students develop plays and devise works.

The Master of Arts in Theatre Arts at Texas Tech University requires a minimum of 36 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate.

Core requirements develop key competencies in:

  • academic research
  • writing

Electives ensure a familiarity with a broad range of artistic and administrative skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Directing
  • Survey of Theatre History
  • Seminar in Theatre Research Methods
  • Mentoring Community Outreach in the Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the application at least three months before the intended date of enrollment
  • Provide transcripts of all previous college-level study
  • Provide all required supplemental materials
  • A required application fee
  • 3 letters of recommendation, preferable from sources in the area of theatre 
  • Current resume
  • A writing sample (a minimum of 750 words), preferable about an aspect of theatre. PHD applicants:  submit 10-30 pages of your best research or academic writing.

Tuition Fee

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    17530 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17530 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17530 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9350 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lubbock

909 - 1335 USD /month
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