Ashland Center for Theatre Studies
Theatre Teacher Training Program
2013 - CELEBRATING OUR TENTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Earn your Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design over three summers!
"This program changed my entire self-image as a theater arts teacher and I can't thank you enough for that" - Joyce Thrift, Masters Program Graduate
Summer 2013 Two-Week Main Session: July 12-27
Join us for an intensive, two-week program designed specifically for employed theatre teachers at the high school and community college level. For three consecutive summers, study an integrated curriculum at the SOU campus where you will receive thorough training in script analysis, design, and production. During the academic school year, work from your home base and use the setting of your own school theatre to continue your studies in the areas of research, curriculum, design, and production. This program will help expand your understanding and skills in the art and craft of theatre while allowing you to become a better theatre teacher.
Faculty include nationally and internationally known artists, including design and technical faculty from the SOU Department of Theatre Arts and professionals from the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF).
Course work includes hands-on training in scenic, costume, lighting, and sound design; script analysis; theatre technologies; stage management; and production management. You will also have the opportunity to see productions at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and participate in post-show analyses of OSF productions.
2013 Summer One-week-long Elective/Professional Development Course Weeks:
July 7-12 AND/OR July 28 - August 2
Three quarter-term credit, weeklong courses which can apply to the Master's degree curriculum, or can be registered for by individuals who are seeking to fulfull teacher continuing education requirements for their school districts.
See Elective Course home page for more information.
Master of Theatre Studies dates for 2014
July 11-26, 2014. - main graduate program prologue weekend and two-week session
2014 optional weeks for elective courses: July 6-10 and July 28-August 1.
Our studentscome from California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Wyoming, Virginia, Ohio, Connecticut, Iowa, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Michigan, Kansas, Texas, Tennessee, Nevada, South Dakota, New Jersey, Idaho, Utah, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, and Maine, as well as from abroad, including Angola, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Japan, South Korea, and Tunisia. Here's what they say:
- This is a hands-on program and the learning is tangible. I could feel my synapses making connections. That was great!
- The painting class was a revelation . . . by the end of the day I had produced something creditable. Amazing!
- Awesome and inspiring.
- The program goes above and beyond my expectations. I appreciate that it is a very challenging program AS WELL AS a very supportive program.
- Theatre education would be a different, more evolved landscape if more theatre educators challenged themselves with this rigorous training
- I am so impressed by the caliber of your instructors. Any doubts I had about this program have been handled after getting to sit through lectures with you guys. Good stuff.
- This has been an invaluable asset to my theatre program and my personal growth as a teacher.
- This has been a career and life changing experience!
- Thank you, thank you, thank you... as this is anonymous, you folks need to know, when you don't think we are "kissing up" that the program you've built is going to change the lives of kids in the arts.
For more information contact Emmy Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-552-6346.