The Master of Arts in Theatre provides less practical training than the MFA degree. Since its purpose is not to train persons for professional careers in the arts and entertainment industry, the program of study is more theoretical. MA students typically pursue a variety of goals: increasing specific theatrical skills, extending theatre skills into new areas, preparing for entrance into doctoral Theatre programs, or in the case of educators, expanding their expertise and credentials. Students may be admitted on either a full-time or part-time basis.
- Dramatic Theory and Criticism
- American Theatre
- Theatre Management
- Careers in Professional Theatre
- Contemporary Theatre Practice
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, Local
DisciplinesTheatre & Dance View 292 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United States
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- BA or BFA in Theatre or equivalent.
- A 3.0 Theatre GPA.
- An interview is required.
- 5-10 page academic paper.
- Goals statement.
- An 8 X 10 headshot.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Complete the general entrance prerequisites.
International288 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 288 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National288 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 288 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
In-State288 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 288 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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