Sep 26, 2021  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 

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

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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 school;
  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 2.7 or 3.0 in the last half of undergraduate work; and
  4. In the case of international students, have a minimum TOEFL score (see the International Admissions website 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 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.

School Information:

School of Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts - College of Arts and Sciences

Don Ritzenhein, Ph.D.
Director (Interim)

124 Quirk
(734) 487-3131

School Website

Advisor Information:

 Anita Rich, Ph.D.

714G Pray-Harrold
(734) 487-0797

Lee Stille, Ph.D.

103D Quirk
(734) 487-6846

Degree Requirements: 30-32 hours

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:

Elective Courses: 9-11 hours

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

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