The Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design is an intensive program specifically designed for working middle school, high school and community college theatre educators that provides thorough training in the essentials of script analysis, design, and production aspects of the theatrical process. All courses for the Master of Theatre Studies meet on the SOU campus over three summers. The curriculum includes required coursework before and after the two-week summer residency period and throughout the academic school year. In addition, students will take three elective courses during their residencies.
The SOU residency portion of the program includes active discussion of production elements, including script analysis, scenic, costume, lighting and sound design, direction and stage management, stage management, hands-on training in all production areas, and practical application of technical processes. Evenings are spent attending plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, followed by an evening of play analysis and discussion, plus other special events including time to work on projects.
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