Graduate Programs

Students perform the play Gun Show
TWU Theatre students perform the original play 'Gun Show' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, U.K.

Master of Arts Degrees in Theatre

Master of Arts in Theatre

Our MA in Theatre degree provides the practical and academic training you'll need to achieve your professional goals. Pursue your passion through acting/directing, design/production, or literary criticism.

Successful completion of a professional paper is required for the Master of Arts degree. Your paper may 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.

Online-Hybrid Master of Arts in Theatre

Are you a Texas resident who, for financial and/or family reasons, must continue to work while you earn college credit? If so, our flexible online-hybrid program might be the educational opportunity you've been seeking.

At least half of the 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 completed online and others through independent study with a faculty member.

Classes will be offered in the Redbud Theater Complex at the Denton campus and online. Since this degree program is not 100% online, it is not designed for residents who live outside of the North Texas region.

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

Degree Plans

Programs of study for our graduate degrees

Course Rotation and Student Handbook

Theatre Program Course Rotation
Theatre Student Handbook

How to Apply

To apply for admission a prospective student must follow the Graduate School admissions procedures and submit the following materials to the Theatre 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

Need More Information?

Request information about TWU's graduate programs. For more information regarding the theatre graduate programs only, contact Dr. Noah Lelek at 940-898-2521 or nlelek@twu.edu.