Theater Management

Yale University

M.A. On Campus
36 months
32800 USD/year
32800 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Theater Management department at Yale University provides students with the knowledge, skills, experience, and values to enter the field at high levels of responsibility, to move quickly to leadership positions, and ultimately to advance the state of management practice and the art form itself.


The Theater Management department at Yale University prepares aspiring leaders to create organizational environments increasingly favorable to the creation of theatre art and its presentation to appreciative audiences.

Learning outcomes

In the context of an integrated general management perspective, students are grounded in the history and aesthetics of theatre art, production organization, hiring and unions, the collaborative process, decision making and governance, organizational direction and planning, motivation, organizational design, human resources, financial management, development, marketing, and technology. While focused primarily on theatre organizations, discussions incorporate other performing arts organizations, other nonprofits, and for-profit organizations to help identify the factors that make organizations succeed. It is training in the practice, informed by up-to-date theoretical knowledge.

The training program combines a sequence of professional work assignments, departmental courses, approved electives in other departments and schools, topical workshops, and a case study writing requirement. In a distinctive feature of the Theater Management curriculum, students have the opportunity to engage in the management of Yale Repertory Theatre from the beginning of their training, and to collaborate with students and faculty from other departments in productions of Yale School of Drama and Yale Cabaret.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Survey of Theater and Drama
  • Theater Organizations
  • Founding Visions
  • Functions of Leadership: Organizational Direction
  • Functions of Leadership: Motivation and Organizational Design
  • Managing People
  • Strategic Planning in Practice
  • Principles of Marketing and Communications
  • Law and the Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant submits a statement of purpose, resumé, three professional letters of recommendation, a transcript, and the GRE test scores.
  • The Theater Management Admissions Committee invites qualified applicants to schedule an interview during February and March.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    32800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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