Jul 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Theatre Arts - Applied Drama & Theatre for the Young [M.A.]


The program prepares students for professional careers in theatre for young, school, and diverse community audiences; drama as an educational methodology; and applied theatre with an emphasis on community engagement and social change.

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 - Students with non-U.S. post-secondary credentials must submit an evaluation of their international transcripts from one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course-by-course report. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the completed evaluation. Please visit International Admissions for additional information.

School Information


Communication, Media & Theatre Arts | Kathleen Stacey, Ph.D., Director | 124 Quirk, 734.487.3131, kstacey@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Patricia Zimmer, MFA, Professor, 713L Pray-Harrold, 734.487.0031, pzimmer@emich.edu

Christine Tanner, Ph.D., Professor, 713 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.0032, christine.tanner@emich.edu

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 course work to be distributed among required courses and elective courses as follows:

Required Core Courses: 7-9 hours


Elective Courses: 6-8 hours


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