Ashland Center for Theatre Studies
Master of Theatre Studies
in Production and Design
Master Degree Requirements
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 2013 Online Course
Workshop/Dramatic Literature/Absurdism - January 7 - March 22, 2013
Summer 2013 On-Site Elective CoursesJuly 8-12, 2013
Stage Combat: A graduate level course geared toward high school and community college theatre educators, covering an imtroduction to stage combat basics and choreographic techniques.
July 29 - August 2, 2013
Projections for Live Performance will explore the use of projections to support, augument or to serve as production scenery.
Vectorworks: Demystify computer-aided design with the professional CAD package Vectorworks Spotlight 2012.
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