Degree Requirements

M.A. Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in theatre is an academic degree, but students are expected to complete 6 hours in theatrical production. All M.A. students must write a thesis as the culmination of the degree.

To be admitted, a student ordinarily is expected to have a Graduate Record Examination score of at 148 (verbal), 144 (quantitative), and 4.5 (analytical writing). Students who took the GRE before the implementation of the analytical writing section (i.e., before October 2002) will be expected to have an analytical score of 148 or above.

To complete the M.A., the student must sustain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher through 33 graduate credit hours.

Requirements for the M.A. in Theatre

A total of 33 hours is required.

Core Requirement

THR 800 Introduction to Graduate Study in Theatre
(THR 800 is to be taken the first semester in residence.)
3
In consultation with an advisor, students choose from among departmental courses in theatre history, dramatic literature, theory, and criticism 6
Production (Choose 2 courses in either directing or scenography): 6
A. Directing
THR 609 Play Directing (3)
THR 715 Problems and Techniques of Direction (3)
THR 815 Advanced Play Production (3)
 
B. Scenography
THR 516 Scenic Painting Techniques (3)
THR 517 Computer-Aided Design (3)
THR 518 Scenography and the Classic Script (3)
THR 519 Scenography and the Modern Script (3)
THR 618 Scenography and the Musical Theatre (3)
THR 619 Scenography and the Contemporary Script (3)
THR 620 Scenography and the Experimental Production (3)
 

General Theatre Studies

15 hours of courses from graduate offerings in theatre history, dramatic literature, history and criticism:
Of these 15 hours, up to 6 may be graduate courses from other areas such as film and media studies; child psychology; American studies; African and African-American studies; women, gender, and sexuality studies; developmental psychology; English; and pertinent offerings from language and culture programs.
15

Completion of the Degree

An oral examination structured around a thesis based on scholarly and/or creative research:

THR 899 Master’s Thesis 3

All courses should be selected in consultation with the advisor.

Contact Info

Department of Theatre

Murphy Hall
1530 Naismith Drive, Room 356
Lawrence, KS 66045-3103
785-864-3511
kuthr@ku.edu
http://www.theatre.ku.edu/
Mechele Leon, Chair
785-864-3511
mleon@ku.edu

Department of Theatre

Murphy Hall
1530 Naismith Drive, Room 356
Lawrence, KS 66045-3103
785-864-3511
kuthr@ku.edu
http://www.theatre.ku.edu/
Jeanne Klein, Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-5576
kleinj@ku.edu

Department of Theatre

Murphy Hall
1530 Naismith Drive, Room 356
Lawrence, KS 66045-3103
785-864-3511
kuthr@ku.edu
http://www.theatre.ku.edu/
John Gronbeck-Tedesco, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-3511
jgt@ku.edu
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