12 months
10119 USD/year
10119 USD/year
6124 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts Program in Theatre at Bowling Green State University is designed to provide students with fundamentals essential for the development of independent thought and expression, ingredients necessary for creative scholarship and artistry in the theater. 


Students at the Bowling Green State University are afforded a basic understanding of Theatre and performance history, theory, criticism, and research methods and their application to practical work in theatre.  Students may pursue one of two courses of study: the M.A. Thesis Track (i.e., Plan I), or the M.A. Portfolio Track (i.e., Plan II), which may be completed over the course of one calendar year (i.e., Plan II).  

The Learning Outcomes for the M.A. are:

  • To analyze diverse performance texts from various historical periods and cultural backgrounds.
  • To demonstrate fluency in the theories, criticisms, and research methodologies in the interdisciplinary fields of theatre and performance.
  • To use performance as the site and process for critical, cultural, and historical understanding.
  • To develop skills in theatre design and technologies.
  • To develop the ability to collaborate in theatre production as a dramaturg, actor, director, designer and/or technician.
  • To communicate and present knowledge as a scholar-artist-citizen in professional formats.
  • To develop teaching skills.
  • To develop and carry out advanced scholarly and creative research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • History & Literature
  • Performance Studies
  • Design & Technical Theatre
  • Period, Style, and Form
  • Scene Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned (showing dates when the degrees were conferred) and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. 
  • Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, OAE) may be required. 
  • Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10119 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6124 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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