Sep 23, 2021  
2018-2019 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.

Program Admission

Applicant 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).

International Transcripts - Post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. See International Admission Checklist for additional information. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.

School Information

Communication, Media & Theatre Arts, College of Arts and Sciences

Kathleen Stacey, Ph.D. | Director | 124 Quirk | 734.487.3131 |

Advisor Information

Anita Rich, Ph.D. | 714G Pray-Harrold | 734.487.0797 |

Lee Stille, Ph.D. | 103D Quirk | 734.487.6846 |

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 coursework as identified in the official Program of Study.

Degree Requirements: 30 hours

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

Elective Courses: 9-11 hours

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

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