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Southern Oregon University

Master of Theatre Studies
in Production and Design

The summer residency portion of the program includes active discussion of production elements, from script analysis and design to stage management, as well as in-depth exploration of design and technical areas, hands-on development of design and production concepts and practical application of technical processes. Evenings are spent preparing class assignments, attending presentations and workshops, working on design and technical projects, and attending plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Plan to arrive on Friday, July 11, 2014 in order to attend the orientation meeting and welcome reception at 7:00 pm in the Theatre Building. Residence Hall check-in is 3:00-5:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday we will have program fundamentals, student advising, group sessions with time allowed to work on your theoretical projects. The daily schedule begins Monday morning July 14. The middle weekend, July 19-20, has some free time but includes required workshops and an Oregon Shakespeare Festival performance.

On Saturday July 26 the main program concludes with a full day of structured lab sessions, advising, and an evening closing party. Residence Hall checkout is Sunday, July 27  at 10:00 am. You may choose to arrive a week early or stay an additional week (July 7-11 AND/OR July 28-August 1) to attend an elective course.

Weekday Schedule
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:15-9:45 am Morning session I
10:00-11:30 am Morning session II
11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-1:40 pm Advising sessions
1:40-1:55 pm Meeting
2:00-3:30 pm Afternoon session I
3:45-5:15 pm Afternoon session II
5:00-6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening session or play at 8:00 pm or homework
Weekend Schedules

There are activities and curriculum during the opening, middle and closing weekends. The weekend daily schedule is different, and varies with each day and cohort.

Evening Schedule
Friday, 7/11, 7:00 pm Orientation Meeting
Saturday, 7/12, 8:00 pm OSF play - The Tempest
Sunday 7/13 Write paper
Monday 7/14, 7:00 pm Presentations by returning students
Tuesday 7/15, 8:00 pm Evening Session
Wednesday 7/16, 8:00 pm
OSF play - Richard III
Thursday 7/17 Write paper or attend Workshop
Friday 7/18, 7:00 pm Presentations by returning students
Saturday 7/19 Workshops
Sunday 7/20, 8:00 pm OSF play - Into the Woods
Monday 7/21 Write paper or attend Workshop
Tuesday 7/22 7:00 pm Workshops
Wednesday 7/23, 8:00  pm OSF play - A Wrinkle in Time
Thursday 7/24, 7:00 pm
Write paper or attend Workshop
Friday 7/25, 7:00 p.m. Workshops
Saturday 7/26, 5:30 pm End of Session Festivities

Master of Theatre Studies dates for 2015

July 10-25, 2015:  main graduate 2-week program and prologue weekend
July 6-10, 2014 AND/OR July 27-31, 2015:  optional weeks of elective courses