The Master of Arts in Theatre program provides high school teachers, community college teachers, and developing theatre scholars the opportunity to strengthen skills and knowledge of theatre beyond the undergraduate level. The Master of Arts in Theatre provides less practical training than the M.F.A. degree. Since its purpose is not to train persons for professional careers in the arts and entertainment industry, the program of study is more theoretical. M.A. students typically pursue a variety of goals: increasing specific theatrical skills, extending theatre skills into new areas, preparing for entrance into doctoral Theatre programs, or in the case of educators, expanding their expertise and credentials. Students may be admitted on either a full-time or part-time basis.
The Graduate Record Examination is required of all graduate students. Minimum requirements for admission are a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in Theatre or equivalent and a competitive GRE score. An interview is also required. Each student interested in the program must apply to UCF through the College of Graduate Studies before being considered a serious candidate.
Students applying for entrance into the M.A. program should have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses or their equivalent:
Any questions about these requirements should be directed to the program coordinator. Students must submit application materials to UCF's Graduate Studies AND the Department of Theatre. The University of Central Florida employs an online application process which can be accessed at www.graduate.ucf.edu. Additional materials must be submitted directly to the theatre department.
An interview is required. Contact Julia Listengarten at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Theatre UCF, attn.: Julia Listengarten
P.O. Box 162372
Orlando, FL 32816-2372
or e-mail: email@example.com