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MA in Drama

    Course work and stage experience for the Master of Arts in Drama are designed to train well-rounded theatre practitioners who have the ability to function creatively and skillfully in a variety of theatrical situations.  Committed to top quality theatre performance and excellence in the classroom, the graduate drama program provides practical as well as academic training for students pursuing careers in professional and educational theatre. 

    Degree concentrations emphasize acting/directing, design/production, or literary criticism.  Successful completion of a minimum of two capstone projects is required for the Master of Arts degree.  Capstone projects can be creative, scholarly, or a creative/scholarly hybrid, and must meet professional standards.  Projects may be selected from such focus areas as directing, acting, stage management, playwriting, design, theatre history, or criticism.

For course requirements and degree plans, please visit the online TWU Course Catalog.

For more information on the M.A. in Drama Degree and Drama Program policies, please refer to the Drama Student Handbook [PDF].


To apply for admission a prospective student must follow the Graduate School admissions procedures and submit the following materials to the Drama Program for review:

  1. Letter of intent/application
  2. Sample of academic writing
  3. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  4. Audition and/or design portfolio (Optional)
  5. Interview
  6. Resume or CV

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