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Online/Hybrid Distance Learning MA Program

The TWU Master of Arts Online/Hybrid program is designed for Texas residents who, for financial and/or familial reasons, must continue to work while they earn college credit.

At least 51% of the total institutional degree will be offered online with some courses presented in weekly evening sessions. Other courses will be a combination of a few class meetings (4-6) per semester plus online communication. Some courses will be completely online and, still others, through independent study with the faculty member.

Classes will be offered in the Redbud Theater Complex at the Denton campus and online. Our target demographic is the North Texas region and - as the degree program is not 100% online - it is not designed for out-of-region residents.

The TWU Master of Arts degree plan requires 36 credit hours for successful completion. The typical time frame is 2 years and the course rotation is set up to demonstrate that. Online students with busy work schedules should anticipate a longer time frame for completion.

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

For more information on the MA Online-Hybrid Program and Drama Program policies, please refer to the Drama Student Handbook [PDF].


Applying for the Online-Hybrid MA Program

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


Facilities, Equipment, and Library Resources 
TWU facilities and library resources support this initiative.  Face-to-Face classes are offered in the new Redbud Theater Complex on the TWU Denton campus. TWU’s library has a great amount of online resources that are available to students throughout the program. Existing infrastructure and distance delivery mechanisms currently in place are used to support the program.  In January 2007, TWU inaugurated a new theater complex with the state of the art costume and scenic shop, classroom and theater facilities with new equipment and technology.  The TWU library has 94,000 volumes in electronic texts many of which are suitable for drama.  It also has 100 online data bases most with full text journal articles.  Also useful is the International Bibliography of Theater and Dance as well as The Academic Search Premiere program for newspaper full texts on line.


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