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Theatre

MA Theatre Production

Program Overview

Why an MA in Production?

  • Theory taught through hands-on practical instruction
  • All course work is completed on-site, in the summer months, no need
  • to quit or slight your full-time job courses offered each summer ensuring you can complete the program in as few as three summers
  • Affordable in-state tuition, affordable housing
  • Expand your professional options, increase your income potential
  • Breathe new life into your own drama curriculum and productions
  • Fully mounted culminating production on the stage of your venue, working with your own familiar resources
  • Expand your colleague and resource base from the local and regional to the national and international level
  • Learn new techniques and skills from professional artists
  • Increase your earning potential


The program is housed in the Summer Institute for Theatre Arts 

Online (pre-session) mid-March through mid-June
• TH 501 - Introduction to Graduate Studies Credits: (1)  Prior to first year of course work
• TH 502 - Introduction to the Creative Project Credits: (1)  Arranged during final year of course work

Summer (2015) (2018) etc
• TH 510 - Theatre Literature, Theory and Criticism I  Credits: (4)
• TH 536 - Stage Movement Credits: (3)
• TH 540 - Contemporary Directing I Credits: (3)
• TH 568 - Lighting  Methods  Credits: (3) 

Summer (2016) (2019) etc
• TH 511 - Theatre Literature, Theory and Criticism II   Credits: (4)
• TH 541 - Styles in Acting and Directing Credits: (3)
• TH 565 - Costume and Makeup Methods Credits: (3)
• TH 523 – Introduction to Theatre Pedagogy Credits: (3)

Summer  (2017) (2020) etc
• TH 542 - Musical Theatre Directing Credits: (4)
• TH 558 - Sound Engineering and Design  Credits: (3)
• TH 583 – Scenic and Property Methods Credits: (3)
• TH 571 - Design Methods Credits: (3)

Following completion of all required course work, generally during the ensuing academic year.
• TH 700 - Master’s Thesis Project Credits:  4
A project completed at the student's 'home' venue

Total credits to degree:  45