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Graduate Studies

Graduate Degree programs in the Department of Theatre are designed to prepare you for a career as a professor or administrator at major colleges and universities throughout the United States or for a career in professional theatre.
           MFA Degree Programs
           MFA Acting
           MFA Design

           MA Degree Programs (College of Arts and Letters)                       
           MA Arts and Cultural Management


Available Positions for 2014-15 Academic Year:
We are CURRENTLY accepting applications for the MFA in Acting for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Contact Christina Traister for more information.

We are CURRENTLY accepting applications for the MFA in Design for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Contact Karen Kangas-Preston for more information. 

Do NOT apply to the Graduate school until you have spoken to the correct faculty representative.
           Application for Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Theatre offers TA positions in:
- Acting: THR 101, THR 110, THR 201, THR 204, THR 330, THR 350 and IAH 241D (Integrative Arts and Humanities)
- Design (Scenery, Costume, Lighting, Sound, Media) THR 111, THR 211, THR 212, THR 214, THR 216 and THR 219, THR 330 and IAH 241D (Integrative Arts and Humanities)     

Appointment length: 9 month FS & SS; 50% time.
Qualifications: Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree including twenty-four credits in Theatre Studies (or professional equivalences). Candidate must be enrolled in good standing in a graduate program in Theatre.
Job Expectations: Assignments include but are not limited to lab supervision, undergraduate mentoring, grading, and independent teaching. Specific qualifications are dependent on the assignment. 

           Department of Theatre Graduate Handbook

           Department of Theatre Recruitment Brochure
           Student Services: Graduate Assistant Information