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Master of Theatre Studies in Production
and Design

The Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design offers you the opportunity to learn from theatre professionals in a creative environment while you earn your 47-credit degree over three years.

You earn 12 quarter credits each year through the summer residency plus the applied projects in your own school. Each summer will require two weeks in residence on the SOU campus. The curriculum also includes required projects before and after each two-week residency period. This work includes play reading, analysis papers, and theoretical designs, as well as research, curriculum, design, and production projects executed in your own school.

Completion of the Master of Theatre Studies degree requires 9 additional theatre elective credits for a total of 45 graduate quarter credits. Nine of the additional graduate level credits are taken at SOU (week-long 'elective' courses in the summer or online courses during the school year). You may petition to have 6 credits accepted from a previously completed graduate degree in an appropriate discipline.

The final two credits of the Master's Program  are fulfilled through a thesis project (TA 503) in which students submit a portfolio reflecting best work samples, a detailed self evaluation paper, and an oral defense of these documents.

For curriculum details, please click the Course Work Details link in the box on the upper right of this page.

Winter 2015 Online Course and Summer 2015 Electives

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General SOU Graduate Studies Information