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Graduate College Degrees for Theatre

Degree Name: Master of Arts in Arts Management

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Arts Management
Degree Type: MA
Description: The Master of Arts in Arts Management is a graduate program preparing students for careers in nonprofit performing and visual arts organizations. Students learn skills ranging from administrative, managerial, and leadership positions and are trained to become effective advocates for the arts, both on the national and international stage.

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Degree Name: Master of Arts in Dance

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Dance
Degree Type: MA
Description: The Master of Arts in Dance program provides qualified graduate students with opportunities to acquire and develop the skills and knowledges necessary to participate significantly in the field of contemporary dance, choreography and performance, and academics.

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Degree Name: Master of Arts in Design

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Production and Design
Degree Type: MA
Description: The Master of Arts in Design is a graduate program aimed at furthering the knowledge of students and acquiring comprehensive skills in scenery, costume and lighting design.

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Degree Name: Master of Arts in Directing

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Directing
Degree Type: MA
Description: The Master of Arts in Directing is a graduate program offering students the opportunity to learn the production aspect of theatrical productions, while also placing emphasis on the artistic requirements. The curriculum focuses on production skills (including construction, graphics and stage management) along with historical and literary theory and practical knowledge.

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Degree Name: Master of Arts in Musical Theatre

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Musical Theatre
Degree Type: MA
Description: The Master of Arts in Musical Theatre is tailored for graduate students to continue their education and practicum in the disciplines of acting, voice and dance to prepare them for careers in performance, education, production or direction.

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Degree Name: Master of Arts in Theatre

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Theatre
Degree Type: MA
Description: The Master of Arts in Theatre in is a graduate program offering a broad training in theatre in theoretical, critical, and historical contexts of the field.

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Degree Name: Master of Arts in Theatre Education

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Education
Degree Type: MA
Description: The Master of Arts in Theatre Education is tailored for working teachers or those interested in teaching the performing arts. Students learn professional skills, in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the theatre arts.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Acting

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Acting
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Acting is a graduate program further applying the skills of performance studies, theory and practice learned in the undergraduate curriculums.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Choreography

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Dance
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Choreography is intended for graduate students who have pursued a professional performance career in dance and now wish to expand their knowledge and skills in choreography.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Costume Design
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design provides a solid foundation of costume construction techniques in addition to design and rendering skills for students wishing to enter the field of costume design and construction.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Dance

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Dance
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Dance program provides qualified graduate students with opportunities to acquire and develop the skills and knowledges necessary to participate significantly in the field of contemporary dance.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Design

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Production and Design
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Design is a graduate program aimed at furthering the knowledge of students and acquiring comprehensive skills in scenery, costume and lighting design.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Design and Technology
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology is a graduate degree program which prepares students for a career in the production aspects of theatre. Students develop skills in technology, set design and construction, and learn how to operate theatre machinery.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Directing

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Direction
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Directing is a graduate program offering students the opportunity to learn the production aspect of theatrical productions, while also placing emphasis on the artistic requirements. The curriculum focuses on production skills (including construction, graphics and stage management) along with historical and literary theory and practical knowledge.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Lighting Design
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design is a graduate program offering students further professional knowledge and tools in lighting design for the theatre stage.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Playwriting
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting is a graduate degree program tailored for students with a specific career focus. The program helps develop students' creative writing skills, enhance their technical knowledge of writing, hone their script writing abilities and analysis abilities, and see their work performed in school workshops and productions.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Scene Design

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Scenography
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Scene Design further explores the technical elements that make up a production, such as scenery and property construction, lighting, scene design, costume design, stage management and technical directions.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Sound Design
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master in Fine Arts in Sound Design is an intensive graduate degree program offering students to further hone their skills in the aesthetic and technical discipline of sound design. Within their curriculum, students may be exposed to various areas within the field of sound design, including multimedia applications, production and directing, use of different technologies and graphics, and performance applications.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Stage Management

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Stage Management
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Stage Management is designed to prepare students for a professional career in stage management. In an intensive academic and theoretical environment, students learn to communicate with and oversee all aspects of the production, and are also exposed to various techniques of management, collaboration, administrative and design/technical skills.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Technical Production

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Production
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Technical Production enables students the opportunity to learn and practice the tools and skills needed to oversee a technical production. The curriculum includes such courses as training in drafting, AutoCAD, construction, structural design, rigging, sound, electronics, mechanical systems and shop management.

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Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts in Theatre

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Theatre
Degree Type: MFA
Description: The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre in is an intensive graduate program offering students a comprehensive and specialized training in theatre in performance, theoretical, critical, and historical contexts of the field.

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Degree Name: PhD in Dance

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Dance
Degree Type: PhD
Description: The Ph.D. in Dance is a research-oriented program connecting theory with practice in such contexts as artistic process, dance studies, pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching

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Degree Name: PhD in Theatre

Grad/Under Grad: Graduate
Field Name: Theatre
Degree Type: PhD
Description: The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theatre is a graduate program offering a broad training in theatre in theoretical, critical, and historical contexts of the field. Completion of a doctoral degree requires in-depth coursework in research, production and teachings skills in theatre and performance, and the completion of a dissertation.

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