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University Catalog 2017-2018 
University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts, M.A. (DISCONTINUED)

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Admission to the Program

Application must be made to both the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance and to the University.  Forms for both and directions for submission may be obtained on the University and Department webpages.

Applicants must submit a completed departmental application form with one copy of official transcripts from all colleges attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose for undertaking graduate studies, and an artistic resume and/or portfolio (if appropriate). All applicants must submit a writing sample illustrating their command of research and writing skills. Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance by two weeks after the University deadline set by Admissions.

Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be sent to the Admissions Office in accordance with University admission deadlines.  International students must submit TOEFL scores. Campus interview and visits with faculty are encouraged for all applicants seeking admission.

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a baccalaureate in theatre arts, dance, or performance studies from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 average in the major, or have completed a baccalaureate in a related field with at least 16 semester units of approved upper division courses in one or more of these areas with a minimum 3.0 average. Of the 16 semester units, at least 6 semester units must be in theatre history, literature, and/or dance history courses and 4 semester units of upper division work in technical theatre.  Deficiencies will be determined by the Graduate Advisor for the MA, and undergraduate coursework may be required.

Requirements for the Degree (30 units)

A total of 30 units are required, with at least 15 in 5000-level courses.

Electives (12-15 units)*

Select 12-15 units from 4000- and 5000-level courses in DANC, TA, TVFT or from ART, COMS, ENGL, PHIL, LAS, MUS, PAS, TVF, and WOMN in consultation with an advisor.

No more than  6 units outside TA, TVFT and DANC.

*15 units are required for students who choose comprehensive examination option.

Comprehensive Examination (0 Units) or Thesis or Project ( 3 units)

The choice of comprehensive examination or thesis or project is to be made with advisor approval.
**Students should expect to take the Comprehensive Examination (TA 5960) the semester they complete all course work on their program and must comply with college and departmental requirements.

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