Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

M.A., Theatre

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Theatre 

Required for Admission to Classified Graduate Status in the Program:

1. Baccalaureate Degree and a minimum of 24 units of Upper Division Theatre courses, normally distributed as follows:

a. Acting (3 units);

b. Directing (3 units);

c. Theatre Design/Technology (6 units); an d

d. Theatre History/Literature/Criticism (12 units).

2. University requirements for Classified Graduate Status.

3. Successful completion of Departmental qualifying procedures.

Note: Students should consult with the Department concerning GRE requirement. 

Required for the M.A. Degree 

1. Required Courses (30 units) 

A. Minimum of 30 units of approved courses, distributed as follows:

1. TH 600 Seminar in Research Methods and Bibliography in Theatre (3)

2. Choose 2 courses from the following (6 units): 

TH 620 Seminar in Theatre History (3)

TH 621 Seminar in Theatrical Literature (3)

TH 625 Seminar in Popular Theatre and Entertainment (3)

3. Choose 2 courses from the following (6 units): 

TH 630 Seminar in Theatre Aesthetics (3)

TH 640 Seminar in Acting and Directing (3)

TH 670 Seminar in Child Drama (3)

4. Choose 12 units from the following: 

TH 695A-Z Theories in Drama and Theatre (3-3-3)

TH 699 Independent Study (1-3, 1-3))

600-level courses not selected for credit under sections 2 and 3 above (3, 3).

Approved 400- and 500-level courses not taken for undergraduate credit or for admission to Classified Graduate status (3, 3, 3, 3).

With the prior written approval of the student’s permanent graduate advisor, up to 6 units of courses in section 4 may be taken in related fields. 

5. TH 698 Thesis or Graduate Project (3)

B. Students planning to continue Graduate Study in Theatre in a Doctoral Program are advised to also attain proficiency in a foreign language or competency in statistics.