Sep 24, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Theatre Arts (THAR)

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This program prepares students with an undergraduate major or minor in theatre arts for career in all levels of theatre or for further graduate study.

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 for minimum scores).

Program Requirements
Students must:

  1. Early in their graduate work, prepare an official program of study in consultation with an assigned graduate advisor and file it with the Office of Records and Registration;

  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:

The M.A. in theatre arts requires the completion of 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses and elective courses as follows:

Required Courses: 3-5 hours

Elective Courses: 25-27 hours

Twenty-five to 27 hours selected from within the department in consultation with the graduate advisor.

Program Total: 30 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.

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