Texas Tech University

Master of Fine Arts in Performance and Pedagogy (written thesis)

Course Type Credit Hours
Courses in Specialization 36 hours
Other Studies in Theatre 18 hours
Master's Thesis (THA 6000) 6 hours
Total: 60 hours

Required courses - 36 hours

  • THA 5307 Performance Lab I
  • THA 5308 Performance Lab II
  • THA 5311 Advanced Directing
  • THA 5313 Dramatic Criticism, or
    • THA 5306 Theatre History Survey
    • THA 5372 Dramaturgy
  • THA 5323 Theatrical Collaborations
  • THA 5324 The Teaching of Acting
  • THA 5325 Period Styles in Acting
  • THA 5326 Seminar in Directing Methods
  • THA 5327 Special Problems in Directing
  • THA 5329 Advanced Scene Study
  • THA 5343 Voice and Movement
  • THA 5351 Mentoring Community Outreach in the Arts

Electives - 18 hours, to be selected from:

  • THA 5300 Dramatic Analysis
  • THA 5301 Playwriting I
  • THA 5302 Playwriting II
  • THA 5303 Theatre Scene Design
  • THA 5304 Theatre Lighting Design
  • THA 5305 Theatre Costume Design
  • THA 5306 Theatre History Survey
  • THA 5309 Seminar in Theatre History
  • THA 5312 Theatre Management
  • THA 5313 Dramatic Criticism
  • THA 5315 Play Reading
  • THA 5316 Marketing the Arts
  • THA 5317 Funding the Arts
  • THA 5318 Advocacy for the Arts
  • THA 5319 Theatre Sound Design
  • THA 5328 Special Problems in Playwriting
  • THA 5333 Studies in the Production of Pre-Modern Drama
  • THA 5334 Topics in Acting
  • THA 5350 Seminar in Theatre Research Methods
  • THA 5372 Dramaturgy
  • THA 6001 Internship (1-6 hours)

For those who choose to write a thesis, either the directing experience or acting a major role may serve as the basis for the written thesis.

Contact

School of Theatre and Dance