Undergraduate Programs Offered:
- B.A. Theatre
- English/Theatre Subject Matter Advising for the English Single Subject Credential Minor in Theatre
Minor Programs Offered:
- Theatre Acting/Directing
- Theatre Design/Technology
- Theatre History/Literature
- Musical Theatre
Graduate Degree Offered:
- M.A. Theatre (coordinator: )
The B.A. and the M.A. degree programs are 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 their formal training in the classroom, undergraduate students are required to participate in department sponsored production activities each semester. TheatreCSUN 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. Four minor options in theatre are designed to provide an organized program in theatre arts for students who wish to augment a major in another field.
The B.A. degree in Theatre prepares a student for advanced study in a pre-professional (M.F.A.) or academic (M.A.) program. It also serves as preliminary study for a performance and/or production career in live theatre as well as the allied industries of television and cinema. The interpersonal and collaborative skills learned in the program will serve the graduate well in a variety of related disciplines including the fields of education (both as teacher and administrator), psychology, law and a variety of private and governmental positions where a well-rounded liberal arts education will provide the flexibility and broad base of knowledge likely to be required in future careers.
GRADUATE PROGRAM (M.A)
Our Graduate program in Theatre is headed by Dr. Ah-Jeong Kim ( ) .
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. (email@example.com)
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.
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