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University Catalog 2011-2014 (PRINTED) 
University Catalog 2011-2014 (PRINTED) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts, M.A.

Admission to the Program

Application must be made to both the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and the University. Forms for both may be obtained from the department office.

Applicants must submit completed departmental applications with one copy of transcripts from all colleges attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose for undertaking graduate studies, an artistic resume and/or portfolio (if appropriate). All applicants must submit a writing sample illustrating command of research and writing skills. Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the department of Theatre Arts and Dance before June 15 for admission Fall Quarter, October 1 for Winter Quarter, February 1 for Spring Quarter, and April 1 for Summer Quarter.

University applications and two copies of official transcripts from all colleges attended must be sent to the Admissions Office in accordance with University admission deadlines. GRE examinations are recommended for those students considering the MA as preparation for a Ph.D. 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 24 quarter units of approved upper division courses in one or more of these areas with a minimum 3.0 average. Of the 24 quarter units, at least 9 quarter units must be in theatre history, literature, and/or dance history courses and 6 quarter units of upper division work in technical theatre. Deficiencies will be determined by the TAD Graduate Committee, and undergraduate coursework may be required.

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)

A total of 45 units are required, with at least 23 in 500-level courses.

Electives (22–25 units)

Select 3 units in one of following(for students who select comprehensive examinations):

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

The choice of comprehensive examination or thesis or project is to be made with adviser approval.

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (TA 596) the quarter they complete all course work on their program and must comply with college and departmental requirements.