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The M.A. in Theatre Studies requires 33 hours. The candidate's program begins with the core requirements culminates in a thesis.

Core Requirements
THR 800 Introduction to Graduate Study in Theatre
(THR 800 is to be taken the first semester in residence.)
In consultation with an adviser, students choose from among departmental courses in theatre history, dramatic literature, theory, and criticism 6
Production (Choose 2 courses in either directing or scenography): 6
A. Directing
THR 609 Play Directing (3)
THR 715 Problems and Techniques of Direction (3)
THR 815 Advanced Play Production (3)
B. Scenography
THR 516 Scenic Painting Techniques (3)
THR 517 Computer-Aided Design (3)
THR 518 Scenography and the Classic Script (3)
THR 519 Scenography and the Modern Script (3)
THR 618 Scenography and the Musical Theatre (3)
THR 619 Scenography and the Contemporary Script (3)
THR 620 Scenography and the Experimental Production (3)
General Theatre Studies
15 hours of courses from graduate offerings in theatre history, dramatic literature, history and criticism. Of these 15 hours, up to 6 may be graduate courses from other areas such as film and media studies; child psychology; American studies; African and African-American studies; women, gender, and sexuality studies; developmental psychology; English; and pertinent offerings from language and culture programs.
Completion of the Degree

An oral examination structured around a thesis based on scholarly and/or creative research:

THR 899 Master’s Thesis 3

All courses should be selected in consultation with your adviser.

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