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Southern Oregon University

Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design

Application and Fee Information

Application Information

The program limits the number of new participants each year. You must be currently teaching theatre at the high school or community college level and must have taught theatre for at least two years (you may apply during your second year of teaching).

Application deadline is January 16, 2016 (postmarked).

Consult the SOU Graduate Admissions webpage; complete and submit the SOU graduate application form along with the $60 application fee, and all official college and university transcripts.

Financial Aid is applicable to the Program.  Aid applicants should complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA for Summer 2016. Please observe the FAFSA filing deadlines to ensure you will be eligible for summer assistance.

Concurrently submit the following documents via email or US postal service to Joyce Adams, Graduate Program Specialist, Southern Oregon University Graduate Office, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, CS 210, Ashland OR  97520

  • Professional resume
  • Theatrical resume (including your theatre experience and background)
  • Three letters of professional reference that assess your teaching and/or theatre production experience
  • A one to two page statement of purpose describing your reasons for applying and how the program will support your educational philosophy, professional goals and the goals you have for your theatre program.

Completed application packets will be reviewed by Theatre Program faculty and the SOU Admissions Office staff. All applicants will receive official notification of their acceptance status by mid March 2015. Accepted applicants will also receive the following:

  • Program commitment form
  • New applicant survey
  • Program assignment sheet
  • Program invoice for $500 nonrefundable deposit (applicable to program tuition and fees)

The commitment form, applicant survey, class registration form and deposit must be delivered to Dr. Levin
by April 1, 2016.

You will be billed by SOU Business Services for your tuition and housing.
 Questions? Check out our FAQ page.

*2015 Fees - (2016 fees will post shortly but will be comparable)


$4,440 for summer 2015*

Course Fees

$515 for course materials and tickets to plays

Application fee due
by January 15, 2016

$60 Must accompany SOU graduate application

Deposit (Nonrefundable): $500 due April 1, with program commitment form and summary after receiving acceptance documents.


*The tuition and fees listed above apply to one summer (12 credits) only. Financial Aid is applicable to the Program.  Aid applicants should complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA for Summer 2016. For more Financial Aid information, see below.

Two-week program housing and meal plan charges (will update for 2016) 

2015 Single Room: $928
2015 Meal Plan: $432
16 nights lodging and 48 meals

Sample: 2015 elective one-week course tuition and course fees (will update for 2016)

2015 Elective Course: Stage Combat Lighting Design Vectorworks


$1,110 $1,110 $1,110

Course Fee

$53 $250 $53

SAMPLE: 2015 elective one-week course housing charges (will update for 2016)

After May 31, 2016, no refunds will be processed for canceled Housing or Meal Plans.

ed Housing or Meal Plans.

Stage Combat

Lighting Design



Single Room: $290

15 meals: $135

Single Room: 348

18 Meals: $162

5 nights lodging with 15 meals 6 nights lodging with 18 meals

Additional nights of Lodging May be reserved at $58 each, single accommodation; no meals will be available.
For more information on the Elective courses housing/meals, application and fees, see the Elective sections

Financial Aid

In order to receive financial aid for summer 2016, you must fill out the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 year.  YOU MUST FILE ACCORDING TO FAFSA DEADLINES.  Summer is the final term of the 2015-2016 year. This will determine if you are eligible for financial aid and, if eligible, the amount of aid you qualify to receive. You also must also be admitted as an SOU graduate student. Since this is a master's program, only federal loans (not direct grants) are available. Alternative loans (loans that the Oregon University system gives to students) may also be available. Information about financial aid and the FAFSA is located on the financial aid website. Money is dispersed in late June.


Questions? Check out our FAQ page.