Theater Arts: MA, MFA, PhD

Theater Arts: MA

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Theater Arts


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Arts (MA)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: February 1


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

2.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

A two-year masters of arts or masters of science program of coursework in theatre studies, requires demonstration of research competence (basic translation/comprehension reading skills) in a foreign language and completion of a master's thesis.

A master's degree emphasizes academic study and research, often leading to further study towards a PhD.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

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Theater Arts: MFA

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Theater Arts


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: February 1


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

2.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The masters of fine arts in theatre arts is the terminal degree for those planning to work or teach in a theatrical production.

The three-year programs fields of study are in scenic design, costume design, and lighting design or a pairing of two of these areas. Some students also work on technical direction.

Completion involves a creative project with an accompanying written report. We do not offer the MFA degree in acting, directing or playwriting.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department


Theater Arts: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Theater Arts


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: February 1


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

4.2 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The PhD program in theatre arts is the terminal degree for those interested in theatre scholarship as well as theatre practice. PhD students take two years of coursework—including some outside the department—to prepare for qualifying examinations.

Shortly following exams, students complete and must have their committee approve a prospectus for the dissertation, which must be completed six years following advancement to candidacy.

In addition to coursework and dissertation research/writing, we expect PhD students to demonstrate advanced competency and progress in at least one area of theatre practice, primarily in directing.

PhD students must also prove reading/translation competence in a foreign language—unless already demonstrated at the MA level—and a second research tool relevant to their dissertation research

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department