Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]

Theatre Arts [M.A.]


This program combines academic course work with practical production experience and is designed to balance theoretical and applied approaches to theatre both as an art form and cultural institution. This program aims to enhance each student’s further pursuit of the arts and crafts of theatre for careers in professional and/or educational theatre settings and/or advanced and scholarly/creative study.

Program Admission


Graduate School Application

After reviewing the admission requirements below, please select the appropriate application. The University is transitioning application platforms; pay close attention when selecting the application below.

The program you are applying to may not accept applicants every semester.

For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Have a major or minor or the equivalent in communication, theatre arts, or drama/theatre for the young
  • Submit a personal statement

School Information


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

Advisor Information


Lee Stille, Ph.D., Professor, 103D Judy Sturgis Hill, 734.487.6846, lstille@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: 12-15 hours


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