M.A. degree program in theater
HEGIS code 1007
NYS SED program code 04002

The Department of Theater offers a master of arts degree in theater, with emphasis on theater history and criticism. This 33-credit program requires a minimum of 27 credits to be completed in the Department of Theater with the remaining credits chosen in consultation with the program head. The program is an important step toward a doctorate in theater.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Hughes, Amy Graduate Deputy 718 951 5000 x2767 312B Whitehead Hall hughes @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Mon & Wed 2:15pm-3:15pm and by appointment
Richardson, Helen Program Head 718-951-5000 x1994 312b Whitehead Hall helenr @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Theater
Fall Application Deadline February 1st
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Please submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, three letters of recommendation, two examples of research papers on a theatre topic and an essay describing professional goals.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 600, 250, 100
Examinations none

 

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must offer at least 18 credits in theater courses including at least one course in each of the following: dramatic literature, theater history, and theater production.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

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Degree requirements
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Thirty-three credits are required for the degree.

The following courses are required: Theater 7121X, 7122X, 7211X, 7212X, 7213X, 7221X, 7222X, 7742X.

At least 27 credits must be completed in courses in the Department of Theater. The remaining credits required for the degree must be in courses chosen in consultation with the program head.

Students must submit a thesis acceptable to the department. Information about requirements for the thesis is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures."

Courses in the Department of Theater offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses.

The program of study must be approved in advance by the program head.