What will I learn?

The theatre department's Master of Arts program is designed to deepen the student's knowledge and understanding of the theatre. Focus is on developing strong research skills culminating in completion of a thesis and reading list. A minimum of 31 semester hours of credit (12 are electives) approved by student's advisor and student's committee are required.

Course Requirements

Required Courses – Credits: 9

THTR 681 - Theatre History I

THTR 682 - Theatre History II

THTR 701 - Research in Theatre and Drama

Seminar Course – Credits: 4

THTR 702 - Graduate Seminar

Elective Courses – Credits: 12

Complete 12 credits of advisor-approved graduate-level elective courses.

Thesis – Credits: 6

THTR 798 - Thesis

Which department am I in?

College of Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 31 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,807.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 August 2022

Venue

College of Fine Arts

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.,

LAS VEGAS,

Nevada,

89154, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent. Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

For international students

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent.

Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

English Proficiency Requirement:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum score: 6.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Paper-based) Minimum score: 74; (Computer-based) Minimum score: 213; (Internet-based) Minimum score: 80. Michigan Test of English Language Placement (MTELP) - Minimum score: 85; Pearson Test of English (PTE)- Minimum score: 65.

Application Deadline: Priority: Mar. 15; Final: June 1 for fall semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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