Graduate Degree - Theatre - Master of Arts

Program:
Theatre - Master of Arts
Program Code:
0972 Theatre
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Master of Arts
Start Term:
FQ70
End Term:
FS09
College:
College of Arts and Letters
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Theatre
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Theatre

Graduate Study
Theatre - Master of Arts

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university, of the College of Arts and Letters, and of the Department of Theatre, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

To be admitted to the Master of Arts degree program in theatre on regular status, an applicant must have a bachelor's degree in theatre, or have completed the courses in theatre that are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre at Michigan State University or their equivalents.

Guidance Committee

The student's guidance committee should be constituted by the end of the student's second semester of enrollment in the program. The committee determines an appropriate program of study in consultation with the student.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Theatre

The program is available under both Plan A (with thesis) and Plan B (without thesis).  The student should select Plan A or Plan B by the end of the second semester of enrollment in the program.  Students who plan to pursue a doctoral program after completing the Master of Arts degree should select Plan A.

A total of 30 credits is required for the degree under either Plan A or Plan B.  The student's program of study must be approved by the student's guidance committee.  The student must meet the requirements specified below.

Requirements for Both Plan A and Plan B

All of the following courses (18 credits):
THR    813    Period Resources and Research (3)
THR    830    Introduction to Graduate Studies (3)
THR    831    Studies in Theatre History (3)
THR    832    Studies in Comparative Theatre and Drama (6)
THR    833    Contemporary Issues of Theatrical Theory and Criticism  (3)

Additional Requirements for Plan A

  1. Four credits of THR 899  Master's Thesis Research.
  2. Eight additional credits in courses approved by the student's guidance committee.
  3. Pass an oral examination in defense of the thesis.

Additional Requirements for Plan B

  1. Twelve additional credits in courses approved by the student's guidance committee.
  2. Pass a written and oral final certifying examination.