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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
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The Master of Arts in Theatre provides developing theatre scholars, high school teachers and community college teachers the opportunity to strengthen skills and knowledge of theatre beyond the undergraduate level.

MA students will graduate with a deeper knowledge of theatre theory, history and practice and be able to apply critical thinking through research and creative work. MA students will develop dramaturgical skills through their work on productions while also understanding how to apply theoretical frames to their own creative practice.

MA students typically pursue a variety of goals: increasing specific theatrical skills, extending theatre skills into new areas, preparing for entrance into doctoral Theatre programs, or in the case of educators, expanding their expertise and credentials. Students may be admitted on either a full-time or part-time basis.

The Master of Arts in Theatre program offers a rigorous course of study of 39 credit hours minimum, culminating in the writing of a scholarly thesis. Of the 39 credit hours required for the degree, 30 credit hours are required core courses with the other 9 credit hours chosen from a specified list of elective Theatre courses offered by the School.

Total Credit Hours Required: 39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

December 1
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January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Dramaturg
  • Education Director
  • Teaching Artist
  • Theatre Artist
  • Theatre Educator
  • Theatre Producer

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