Graduate 2019-2020

Theatre Education M.A. - Theatre Educator Intensive

College of Performing and Visual Arts

Degree Requirements — 36 Credits

This focused program consists of two three-week summer institutes for eighteen (18) credits - 9 each year - one three (3) credit 500 level or above approved UNC or transferable theatre course; three (3) three-credit on-line courses spread out over two academic years (graduate transfer credits may also apply), and six (6) credits of thesis advisement for a total of thirty-six (36) credits spread out over the course of two academic years and two summer sessions.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses — 33 credits

THED 530Theatrical Production I

3

THED 531Theatrical Production II

3

THED 540Directing/Acting: Realism and Non-Realism/Period Styles

3

THED 541Directing/Acting: Musical Theatre

3

THED 560Innovative Strategies in Drama Education

3

THED 561Voice and Movement

3

THED 600Dramaturgy/Research Methodology

3

THED 670Advocacy, History, and Philosophy of Theatre Education

3

THED 680Theatre Education Curriculum Development

3

THED 690Thesis I

3

or

THED 696Action Research I

3

THED 699Thesis II

3

or

THED 697Action Research II

3

Theatre Electives — 3 credits

Approved 500 or 600 Level Theatre Course

3

The Coordinator of the M.A. in Theatre Education: Theatre Educator Intensive program will assign each student an academic advisor and a graduate committee. The academic advisor will serve as the chair of the graduate committee.

It is recommended that students have a graduate committee review each semester. The student will discuss the graduate review with the academic advisor and the Coordinator of the M.A. in Theatre Education: Theatre Educator Intensive program. The student will assume responsibility for scheduling graduate reviews. Two unsuccessful graduate reviews will be considered grounds for termination of the program. In conjunction with THED 690 or THED 696 and THED 699 or THED 697, the student will prepare and submit a written thesis or action research proposal. Prior to beginning work on the thesis, the thesis proposal must be approved by all members of the student’s graduate committee.

A written research thesis or action research project is required of all Master of Arts degree candidates in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance. In conjunction with the required written research thesis, graduate students are required to direct a thesis production.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be required to demonstrate competence in the designated area of concentration in accordance with approved school standards. The student’s committee must approve the candidate for graduation.