Jun 24, 2018  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Theatre Arts with a Concentration in Interpretation and Performance Studies (TAIP)

Revised Program, effective Fall 2014

This program is grounded in the creative and scholarly examination of the performing act. It is our belief that performance, whether based in the broad culture, aesthetics or everyday life, is the creative and expressive basis for understanding human action and interaction. Our mission is to provide courses and co-curricular activities that will engage students in a comprehensive, meaningful and rich process that culminates in explorations of performers, texts and contexts.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Meet the admission requirements for the Graduate School and be accepted into the program by the department;
  2. Have at least a minor or the equivalent in communication, theatre arts, or drama/theatre for the young;
  3. Have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5, or 2.75 in the last half of undergraduate work; and
  4. In the case of international students, have a minimum TOEFL score (see the Admissions web site at www.emich.edu/admissions for minimum scores).

Department Information:

Kathleen Stacey, Department Head (I) 

124 Quirk
(734) 487-3131

Program Requirements:

Students must:

  1. Early in their graduate work, prepare an official program of study in consultation with an assigned graduate adviser and file it with the Graduate School;
  2. Successfully meet all conditions stipulated upon entry into the program; and
  3. Complete, with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, a minimum of 30 hours of approved course work as identified in the official Program of Study.

Course Requirements:

All Master of Arts in Theatre Arts programs require the completion of 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses and elective courses as follows:

Required Core Courses: 7-9 hours

Catalog Correction: CTAC 690, 691, 692 should be CTAR 690 691 692  

Elective Courses: 9-11 hours

Additional courses selected in consultation with academic advisor based upon student’s individual needs.

Program Total: 30 - 32 Hours

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: Communication, Media and Theatre Arts

The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.

Additional 400-level undergraduate courses also are available to graduate students under special circumstances. On this matter the student should have a clear understanding with the department and the Graduate School before expecting to use such courses toward a master of arts or a master of fine arts in the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts.