Texas Tech University

Master of Arts in Theatre Arts

The Master of Arts degree in Theatre Arts requires a minimum of 36 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate. Completion of the MA degree requires a thesis and a final examination.

Course Type Credit Hours
M.A. Core Courses 15 hours
Electives 15 hours
Master's Thesis (THA 6000) 6 hours (minimum)
Total: 36 hours

Completion of the Master of Arts program requires the student to complete 36 semester hours of course work. This includes 9 hours of MA Core Courses, 15 hours of Electives as approved by the Chair of the student's Thesis Committee and/or the Graduate Advisor, and 6 hours of Thesis (THA 6000).

Core Courses (15 Semester Hours)

  • THA 5311 Advanced Directing
  • THA 5306 Survey of Theatre History
  • THA 5350 Seminar in Theatre Research Methods (must be taken during the first year of studies)
  • THA 5351 Mentoring Community Outreach in the Arts
Also, 3 credits to be chosen from the list below:
  • THA 5309 Seminar in Theatre History
  • THA 5331 Studies in Contemporary Theatre
  • THA 5341 Seminar in Dramatic Theory

Electives - 15 hours, one course to be selected from each of the following groups:

Acting/Directing
  • THA 5325 Period Styles in Acting
  • THA 5329 Advanced Scene Study
  • THA 5334 Special Problems in Acting
  • THA 5343 Seminar in Voice and Movement
  • THA 5333 Studies in the Production of Pre-Modern Drama
Arts Administration
  • THA 5312 Theatre Management
  • THA 5316 Marketing the Arts
  • THA 5317 Funding of the Arts
  • THA 5318 Advocacy for the Arts
Design/Tech
  • THA 5303 Theatre Scenic Design
  • THA 5304 Theatre Lighting Design
  • THA 5305 Theatre Costume Design
  • THA 5319 Theatre Sound Design
  • THA 5320 Theatre Planning
History, Theory, and Criticism
  • THA 5309 Seminar in Theatre History
  • THA 5313 Dramatic Criticism
  • THA 5331 Studies in Contemporary Theatre
  • THA 5341 Seminar in Dramatic Theory
  • THA 5372 Dramaturgy
Playwriting
  • THA 5300 Dramatic Analysis
  • THA 5301 Playwriting I
  • THA 5302 Playwriting II
  • THA 5321 Playwriting III

Contact

School of Theatre and Dance