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The TWU Master of Arts in Theatre online-hybrid option is designed for Texas residents who are unable to attend traditional face-to-face courses while they earn college credit towards their Master of Arts in Theatre degree.
At least 51% of the total institutional degree is offered by distance learning methods. Some courses are presented in traditional, face-to-face, evening sessions. Other courses combine face-to-face class meetings with regular on-line communication. Still, other courses are completely online while some are administered through independent study with a Theatre Program faculty member. Courses offered as hybrid classes will require 3-6 campus meetings per class.
Classes are offered in the Redbud Theater Complex in Hubbard Hall on the TWU Denton campus and on-line. The TWU Master of Arts degree plan requires 36 semester credit hours for successful completion.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Think Critically and Creatively. This includes the ability to design, develop, and/or create new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or projects including artistic contributions.
- Communicate Effectively. This includes the ability to disseminate new ideas, systems, etc., via electronic means, face-to-face methods, and public performances.
- Monitoring and Organizing Processes, Materials, and Surroundings. This includes the ability to review information relevant to a goal and to develop prioritized steps in order to achieve these goals.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
36 semester credit hours (SCH).
|THEA 5433||Contemporary Theatre (offered online)||3|
|THEA 5473||Dramatic Criticism and Play Analysis (offered online)||3|
|THEA 5483||Theatre History I (offered online)||3|
|THEA 5493||Theatre History II (offered online)||3|
|THEA 5521||Theatre in Performance ((take 4 times))||4|
|THEA 5913||Independent Study (Project I offered online)||3|
|THEA 5913||Independent Study (Project II offered online)||3|
|Select 14 SCH from the following after approval from advisor||14|
|Problems in Production (Advanced Directing)|
|Problems in Production (Characterization)|
|Styles of Acting|
|Theatre Management (offered as an online-hybrid)|
|Advanced Theatrical Design (Costumes)|
|Advanced Theatrical Design (Lighting)|
|Advanced Theatrical Design (Make-Up)|
|Advanced Theatrical Design (Scenery)|
|Speech for the Stage|
|Special Topics (Sound for the Theatre)|
|Special Topics (Stage Management)|
|Special Topics (History of Costume, offered online)|
|Special Topics (History of Musical Theatre)|
|Special Topics (Introduction to Film, offered online)|
|Special Topics (Playwriting, offered online)|