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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 10, 2015 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 13. The middle weekend, July 18-19, has some free time but includes required workshops and an Oregon Shakespeare Festival performance.

On Saturday July 25 the main program concludes with a full day of structured lab sessions, advising, and an evening closing party. Residence Hall checkout is Sunday, July 26  at 10:00 am. You may choose to arrive a week early or stay an additional week (July 6-10 AND/OR July 27-31) 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, 7/10, 7:00 pm Orientation Meeting on the Center Stage
Saturday, 7/11, 8:00 pm OSF play - Guys and Dolls
Sunday 7/12 Write paper
Monday 7/13, 7:00 pm Presentations by returning students
Tuesday 7/14, 7:00 pm Evening Session
Wednesday 7/15, 8:00 pm
OSF play - The Count of Monte Cristo
Thursday 7/16 Write paper or attend Workshop
Friday 7/17, 7:00 pm Presentations by returning students
Saturday 7/18 Workshops
Sunday 7/19, 8:00 pm OSF play - Antony and Cleopatra
Monday 7/20 Write paper or attend Workshop
Tuesday 7/21 7:00 pm Workshops
Wednesday 7/22, 8:00 pm OSF play - Long Days Journey into Night
Thursday 7/23, 7:00 pm
Write paper or attend Workshop
Friday 7/24, 7:00 p.m. Workshops
Saturday 7/25, 5:30 pm End of Session Festivities

Master of Theatre Studies dates for 2016

July 10-25, 2016:  Main two week session
July 25-29, 2016:  optional week of elective courses