Master of Arts (M.A.) Major in Theatre

Major Programs

A master of arts (M.A.) with a major in theatre offers specializations in history-criticism and dramaturgy.  The M.A. will prepare students to teach at the secondary or community college level, to continue graduate education at the doctoral level, or to seek a career in community or professional theatre. 

Application Requirements

The items listed below are required for admission consideration for applicable semesters of entry during the 2017-2018 academic year. Submission instructions, additional details, and changes to admission requirements for semesters other than the 2017-2018 academic year can be found on the program’s web page. International students should review the International Admission Documents section of the catalog for additional requirements.

  • completed online ApplyTexas application
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)
  • baccalaureate degree (preferably a B.A. or B.F.A. in theatre) from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts required from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 24 undergraduate hours in theatre
  • official GRE scores required with a preferred minimum of 300 (verbal and quantitative sections combined) 
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose
  • two letters of recommendation

TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

Degree Requirements

Thirty to thirty-nine semester credit hours are required for the degree, depending on the area of specialization. A minimum of six hours is taken in a minor or cognate area. 

Dramaturgy Concentration with Minor

TH 5301Drama Research3
TH 5367Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism3
Dramaturgy Concentration
TH 5360Problems in Theatre3
TH 5365Backgrounds of Modern Drama3
TH 5369Contemporary World Theatre and Drama3
TH 5371Classical and Renaissance Drama3
TH 5372Theory and Practice of Dramaturgy3
TH 5398Final Creative Project3
Directing Electives (Choose 2)6
Directing Theatre Activities
Directing for Film
Stage Directing
Directing Styles
Minor6
Total Hours36

History and Criticism Concentration with Minor and Thesis

TH 5301Drama Research3
TH 5367Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism3
History and Criticism Concentration
TH 5365Backgrounds of Modern Drama3
TH 5371Classical and Renaissance Drama3
TH 5369Contemporary World Theatre and Drama3
TH 5372Theory and Practice of Dramaturgy3
Thesis
Choose a minimum of 6 hours6
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Minor6
Total Hours30

If a student elects to follow the thesis option for the degree, a committee to direct the written thesis will be established. The thesis must demonstrate the student’s capability for research and independent thought. Preparation of the thesis must be in conformity with the Graduate College Guide to Preparing and Submitting a Thesis or Dissertation.

Thesis Proposal

The student must submit an official Thesis Proposal Form and proposal to his or her thesis committee. Thesis proposals vary by department and discipline. Please see your department for proposal guidelines and requirements. After signing the form and obtaining committee members’ signatures, the graduate advisor’s signature if required by the program and the department chair’s signature, the student must submit the Thesis Proposal Form with one copy of the proposal attached to the dean of The Graduate College for approval before proceeding with research on the thesis. If the thesis research involves human subjects, the student must obtain exemption or approval from the Texas State Institutional Review Board prior to submitting the proposal form to The Graduate College. If the thesis research involves vertebrate animals, the proposal form must include the Texas State IACUC approval code. It is recommended that the thesis proposal form be submitted to the dean of The Graduate College by the end of the student’s enrollment in 5399A. Failure to submit the thesis proposal in a timely fashion may result in delayed graduation.

Thesis Committee

The thesis committee must be composed of a minimum of three approved graduate faculty members.

Thesis Enrollment and Credit

The completion of a minimum of six hours of thesis enrollment is required. For a student's initial thesis course enrollment, the student will need to register for thesis course number 5399A.  After that, the student will enroll in thesis B courses in their field, e.g., ENG 5399AENG 5199BENG 5299BENG 5399BENG 5599B, and ENG 5999B, in each subsequent semester until the thesis is defended with the department and approved by The Graduate College. Preliminary discussions regarding the selection of a topic and assignment to a research supervisor will not require enrollment for the thesis course.

A student will be required to enroll in and pay the fee for at least one hour of the thesis course during any term in which the student will receive thesis supervision or guidance and/or in which the student is using university resources. Failure to register for the thesis course during a term in which supervision is received may result in postponement of graduation. After initial enrollment in 5399A, the student will continue to enroll in a thesis B course as long as it takes to complete the thesis. In the rare case when a student has not previously enrolled in thesis and plans to work on and complete the thesis in one term, the student will enroll in both 5399A and 5399B. The only grades assigned for thesis courses are PR (progress), CR (credit), W (withdrew), and F (failing). If acceptable progress is not being made in a thesis course, the instructor may issue a grade of F. If the student is making acceptable progress, a grade of PR is assigned until the thesis is completed. The minimum number of hours of thesis credit (“CR”) will be awarded only after the thesis has been both approved by The Graduate College and released to Alkek Library.

A student who has selected the thesis option must be registered for the thesis course during the term or Summer I (during the summer, the thesis course runs ten weeks for both sessions) in which the degree will be conferred.

Fee Reduction

A master’s degree candidate for graduation may be eligible for a one-time fee reduction under V.T.C.A. Education Code, Section 54.054. Please refer to the section titled Fee Reduction in the Additional Fees and Expenses chapter of this catalog for more information.

Thesis Deadlines and Approval Process

Thesis deadlines are posted on The Graduate College website under "Current Students." The completed thesis must be submitted to the chair of the thesis committee on or before the deadlines listed on The Graduate College website.

The following must be submitted to The Graduate College by the thesis deadline listed on The Graduate College website:

  1. The Thesis Submission Approval Form bearing original (wet) and/or electronic signatures of the student and all committee members.
  2. One (1) PDF of the thesis in final form, approved by all committee members, uploaded in the online Vireo submission system.  

After the dean of The Graduate College approves the thesis, Alkek Library will harvest the document from the Vireo submission system for publishing in the Digital Collections database (according to the student's embargo selection). NOTE: MFA theses will have a permanent embargo and will never be published to Digital Collections. 

While original (wet) signatures are preferred, there may be situations as determined by the chair of the committee in which obtaining original signatures is inefficient or has the potential to delay the student's progress. In those situations, the following methods of signing are acceptable:

  • signing and faxing the form
  • signing, scaning, and emailing the form
  • notifying the department in an email from their university's or institution's email account that the committee chair can sign the form on their behalf
  • electronically signing the form using the university's licensed signature platform.

Scanned, faxed, or email communications must be submitted to The Graduate College together with the form containing original signatures.

No copies are required to be submitted to Alkek Library. However, the library will bind copies submitted that the student wants bound for personal use. Personal copies are not required to be printed on archival quality paper. The student will take the personal copies to Alkek Library and pay the binding fee for personal copies.

Master's level courses in Theatre: TH

Courses Offered

Theatre (TH)

TH 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5301. Drama Research.

An examination of problems and research techniques in drama. Historical, critical, descriptive, and experimental research approaches will be surveyed and basic procedures in research report writing will be considered. Required of theatre majors.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5302. Text Analysis, Research and Interpretation.

This course reviews various methods of analysis of a dramatic text. This includes inductive, deductive, structural, and methodical approaches. It also examines techniques for production research and explores issues of interpretation that affect the development of a play's translation into a production on stage.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5303. Conceptualization and Composition.

This course investigates conceiving and developing a production concept and/or production context. It also explores how the concept/context is useful in the formation of a plan of staging. Finally, it examines potential blocking and staging implications that result from conceptualization and context, as well as composition implications.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5304. Web Series Creation.

This course focuses on the techniques of creating a web series, script writing and development. It explores the fundamentals of film production and web publication, including marketing and identifying a target audience.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5305. Web Series Creation II.

This course is a continuation of the Web Series course and specifically focuses on production of a web series. Students will write, direct, and produce their own web series for publication on the internet. Prerequisite: TH 5304.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5310. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required as a condition of employment for graduate teaching and instructional assistants. This course covers topics related to employment responsibilities. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
Grade Mode: Leveling/Assistantships

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TH 5312. Director/Designer Collaboration.

This course examines the nature of director/designer collaboration. Areas studied and developed include the director's visual perceptions, visual interpretations, and visual choices. In addition, attention is focused on discovering and uncovering these characteristics embedded in theatrical texts.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5313. History of Directing and Scenography.

This course is a historical survey of the work of directors and designers. Particular emphasis will be on seminal production plans for notable directors and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5320. Directing Theatre Activities.

Designed to assist any teacher in directing theatre activities. During the course, students will direct plays or scenes. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5323. Shakespeare Through Performance.

This intensive summer study abroad program immerses students in the language and culture of Shakespeare’s plays. Incorporating a performance-based approach to the study of Shakespeare, this course includes theatrical workshops taught by professionals at leading international theatres, including the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5324. Shakespeare: Text and Context.

This intensive study abroad program immerses students in the language and culture of Shakespeare’s plays. In Stratford, academic workshops are led by scholars from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Through immersion in the cultural environment in which the plays were produced, students gain insight into the context that shaped Shakespeare’s theatre.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5330. Stage Management.

An in-depth seminar in stage management, including organization, techniques, and practices for managing stage productions from initial planning through performance.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5331. Television Writing.

This course focuses on the techniques of writing for television, including both half-hour situational comedies and hour-long dramas. Students will pitch story ideas, develop beat sheets, write treatments, and complete written scripts. Prerequisite: TH 5354.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5332. Stage Properties.

This course trains students in the craft, artistry and management of stage properties for careers in theatre, film and the entertainment industry.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5333. Advanced Television Writing.

This course focuses on the techniques of creating a television series, including script writing and development, film production, and post-production editing. Students will spin off a character from a network or cable television series and create a new series based on that character. Graduate students will act as co-producers. Prerequisite: TH 5331.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5334. Figure Drawing for Theatre Design.

This course covers drawing the human figure using traditional media, technique and application. Intended for the theatre designer, this course places special emphasis on aspects of drapery as they relate to the human figure.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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TH 5338. Advanced Stage Lighting.

Graduate lighting design is a continuation of the principles covered in Lighting Design (undergraduate). This course will concentrate primarily on the aesthetics of stage lighting, and will cover such topics as: viewer psychological and physiological responses as they pertain to visual perception; color; script analysis; use of light in creating both static and dynamic visual compositions; development and graphic representation of a theatrical lighting design.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5340. Professional Internship.

This course provides professional hands-on experience in the theatre or film industry. Consent of Instructor required.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Lab Required
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TH 5341. Dramatization and Adaptation.

This course focuses on the development of new theatrical scripts based on existing stories and source material. Students will explore a variety of potential source materials, pitch adaptation ideas, and complete a written script. Prerequisite: TH 5354.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5342. MFA Studio I.

This course focuses on work with actors. Students will explore various rehearsal methods, motifs and strategies. Students will direct two short scenes for class and explore effective ways of working with actors. In addition, students will observe directors and acting coaches in the department work with and coach actors.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5343. MFA Studio II.

Builds upon the work of MFA Studio I. This course examines additional techniques for working with actors as well as tools the director can use to shape each unit of performance text in order to build a dramatic story on stage. Students will analyze, rehearse and perform a one-act play. Prerequisite: TH 5342.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5345. Advanced Studies in Costume Design.

Costume problems for entire productions.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5346. Historical Costume Research.

This course is a study of clothing, accessories, and customs of selected theatrical periods as an approach to costuming period plays.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5347. Advanced Costume Construction.

Advanced studies in the construction of costumes for the stage, techniques in sewing, pattern drafting/design as well as accessories/crafts construction.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5348. Graphic Representation.

Students will study and practice drawing and painting techniques, as well as rendering with other media, including markers.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5350. Second Year Project.

Students in the second year of the MFA in Theatre will direct, design, or write for a departmental production. The course includes a written report of the project that demonstrates an understanding of the creative process of the chosen discipline. Prerequisite: Completed at least 18 graduate hours towards their M.F.A.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5351. History of Architecture and Interiors for Theatrical Design.

This course is a study of architecture and interiors throughout history as it impacts design for theatre. This course will look at periods of design from ancient Egypt to the early Twentieth Century.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5352. MFA Studio III.

MFA Studio III is the student's second year project. The course includes all phases of directing a play, from conception and research, to rehearsal and performance. Prerequisite: TH 5343.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5353. MFA Studio IV.

A primary focus of the course is on experimental theatre. Students rehearse and perform scene work from 20th and 21st century plays, and put together a final experimental performance project. Prerequisite: TH 5343.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5354. Playwriting.

A seminar in the art and craft of playwriting, from initial idea through a completed draft of a play. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5355. Scene Painting.

Theory and practice of scene and costume painting as developed in the Italian Renaissance and continuing into new media available today. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5356. Advanced Theatre Drafting.

A study of computer drafting techniques and procedures used in the preparation of design and technical drawings for theatrical scenery, costumes, and lighting.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5357. Scene Design.

Seminar on design, emphasizing presentation and justification of executed renderings or models for selected plays. Emphasis on styles of staging, settings, lighting and properties, and their relationship to the complete production. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5358. Screenwriting.

This course offers a comprehensive study of the art and craft of writing screenplays. During a semester of intensive writing, readings, script analyses, and critiques, writers complete assignments in storytelling, character, structure, and script development. Each writer completes a full-length screenplay as the capstone project for the semester.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5359. Advanced Screenwriting.

This course focuses on the development and revision of full-length screenplays. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis. Prerequisite: TH 5358.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5360. Problems in Theatre.

Designed to give supervised experience to qualified advanced students in theatre history, playwriting, directing, acting, technical, or other theatre problems. Research problems or actual production problems may be chosen. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5361. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Intensive.

This course examines theatre production with a specific focus on directors and directing at this country's largest Shakespeare theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Students will study issues of translating the current seasons' nine plays from script to stage, as well as analyzing the perspectives and choices of each director's production.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5363. Directing for Film.

An in-depth examination of directing theories and procedures for film with practical filming and editing exercises. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5364. Stage Directing.

Development of skills in analysis, research, staging, and production, with practical experience provided by directing scenes.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5365. Backgrounds of Modern Drama.

An analysis of those developments in dramatic literature that formed the basis of modern drama. Primary emphasis will be on nineteenth-and twentieth-century European and American drama.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5366. Directing Styles.

A study of directing different dramatic styles. Students will direct a one-act play during regular semesters. Prerequisite: TH 5364 or permission of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5367. Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

The study of dramatic theory and criticism from Aristotle to the present.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5369. Contemporary World Theatre and Drama.

Studies of current trends in world theatre and drama.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5371. Classical and Renaissance Drama.

Seminar in Greek, French Neoclassical, and English Renaissance theatre, with intensive examination of selected works by Sophocles, Euripides, Shakespeare, and Marlowe. Primary focus will be on analysis of the plays as performance texts, and on the historical cultural environments in which the plays were created and first performed.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5372. Theory and Practice of Dramaturgy.

Study of the practical application of historical research and textual analysis in the production of period plays and new works. Emphasis upon the dramaturg as an instrument of collaboration between members of the artistic team and as a facilitator of audience outreach.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5373. Advanced Film Directing.

An in-depth examination of narrative filmmaking that includes screenplay analysis, storyboarding, scheduling the shoot, directorial techniques, staging actors, camera placement, filming on location, and editing. Prerequisite: TH 5363.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5374. Art History for Theatrical Design.

This course focuses on major art movements since the Renaissance. Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism, and other movements from throughout the world are studied in relationship to their use by theatrical designers.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5375. Advanced Playwriting.

This course focuses on an in-depth study of the techniques of playwriting and the variety of styles that a playwright might employ. The course culminates with the writing of a full-length play. Prerequisite: TH 5354.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5377. Studies in Advanced Theatre Directing.

A study of directors, theories, and problems of directing in the contemporary theatre. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5378. Play Development Lab.

This course provides a laboratory workshop development process for new plays. It provides a structured environment for rigorously revising student-written works. Prerequisites: TH 5375 or instructor approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5382. MFA Studio V.

This course offers a study of and experience in preparing and directing Shakespeare: from inception of a given approach to handling the language issues to performance. This course examines how professional directors actually work on production for major Shakespeare theatres in America.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5383. MFA Studio VI.

This course continues the styles work started in MFA Studio V. It focuses on directing projects from multiple periods and styles of plays. Scenes will be drawn from several periods of dramatic literature including Ancient Greece, the English Restoration, Moliere, Georgian, and other High Comedy texts. Prerequisite: TH 5382.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5387. Directing Practicum.

Study of and experience in choosing, preparing, and directing a theatre production from analysis to performance. Attention is given to theatre organization and management. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5397. Diagnostic Creative Project.

This project involves the design of a relatively simple theatrical production that is produced by University Theatre. Complete production plans are prepared under faculty guidance, followed by faculty evaluation and debriefing after production. Requires Department Approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5398. Final Creative Project.

To be taken the last year of training. This project requires the student to direct a major University Theatre production. The student must demonstrate mastery of directing. A complete written report of the project must be approved by a faculty committee. The report is a part of the final examination for the degree of Master of Arts with a major in Theatre for students in Directing.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis in Theatre 5399B. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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TH 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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TH 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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TH 5640. Professional Internship.

This course provides professional hands-on experience in the theatre or film industry; it is intended for students who do a full-time internship over the summer or during a regular full semester. Consent of instructor required.
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6 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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TH 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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