Program: M.A., Theatre
The M.A. Degree Program is designed to enrich the student’s aesthetic and intellectual needs in the areas of theatrical production, theatre history, literature and criticism, and to provide pre-professional training. As a lab for the formal training in the classroom, undergraduate students are required to participate in Department-sponsored production activities each semester. Theatre CSUN functions as the department’s formal producing organization. Eight or more full-length productions of dramas, musicals and operas are cast, rehearsed and mounted annually by faculty, staff, students and guest artists. These productions are available for student participants on an audition or volunteer basis. All aspects of the Program are carefully coordinated with the theatre curriculum.
Required for Admission to Classified Graduate Status in the Program:
- Baccalaureate Degree and a minimum of 24 units of Upper Division Theatre courses, normally distributed as follows:
- Acting (3 units);
- Directing (3 units);
- Theatre Design/Technology (6 units); and
- Theatre History/Literature/Criticism (12 units).
- University requirements for Classified Graduate Status.
- Successful completion of Departmental qualifying procedures.
Note: Students should consult with the Department concerning GRE requirement.
Requirements for the M.A. Degree
Minimum of 30 units of approved courses, distributed as follows:
2. Choose 2 courses from the following (6 units):
3. Choose 2 courses from the following (6 units):
4. Choose 12 units from the following:
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.
**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.
If you would like more information about this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Garry Lennon
Nordhoff Hall (NH) 110
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will develop competent research skills.
- Students will develop competent critical thinking and writing abilities.
- Students will develop competent knowledge of world theatre history, literature, and criticism.
- Students will demonstrate abilities to apply and integrate skills and knowledge into their professional development.