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THEATRE AND DRAMA Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A. MFA PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
3.25
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Candidates may not file more than one grade of Incomplete per semester.
Other Grade Requirements
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Other Grade Requirements
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Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
One required 3-credit course: Introduction to Research in Theatre, taken in the fall semester of the first year.
Specific Courses
Yes
Required courses vary by subdiscipline.
Specific Courses
Yes
Introduction to Research in Theatre in the fall semester of the first year of study; seven courses in dramatic literature, history, theory and criticism; three courses in theatre practice; eight courses in an area of specialization; four courses in the outside minor; and, among these courses, three seminars. Contact the department for a list of possible courses and credit distribution.
Specific Credits
No
Specific Credits
No
Specific Credits
No
Examinations Yes
Time Constraints Yes
A one hour examination on the thesis presentation is required. Contact the department for more information.
Examinations Yes
Time Constraints Yes
Design and Technology students must pass two candidacy portfolio examinations in the first year of residency. They must pass two comprehensive-progress, portfolio examinations in the second year of residency. Acting and Directing candidates are required to pass an oral review of their work and study at the end of each semester.
Examinations Yes
Time Constraints Yes
A preliminary portfolio examination in the areas of literature, history, and theory is required after course work is completed. This examination must be passed before being admitted into Ph.D. candidacy. A dissertation proposal must be submitted and defended after the completion of the preliminary examination.
Other Assessments Yes
Time Constraints Yes
Significant participation in one University Theatre production (in a variety of positions) is required. A thesis is required; this thesis should be the product of the candidate's independent research.
Other Assessments Yes
Time Constraints Yes
A research or creative thesis is required for Design and Technology candidates. Acting and Directing candidates must complete a final creative/research project. Contact the department for more information.
Other Assessments Yes
Time Constraints Yes
Participation in three productions of the University Theatre (in a variety of positions) is required and may count toward one of the theatre practice courses.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
Yes
Attain research competency in one language approved by the major professor. Contact the department for more information.
Minor Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
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Advisor
Yes
The thesis must be prepared under the supervision of the major professor.
Advisor
Yes
A thesis or final creative project must be prepared under the direction and guidance of a major professor.
Advisor
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Review Policy
Yes
Theatre research area committee
Each semester
Review Policy
Yes
Area committee
Each semester
Review Policy
Yes
Theatre research area committee
Each semester