M.A. in Theatre
The 36-credit Master of Arts in Theatre emphasizes contemporary theory, pedagogy and practice. It is designed to nurture and create theatre artists who may work as actors, directors, designers, educators or other creative participants in today’s theatre, and to meet the needs of students who plan to go on to the Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Theatre.
The flexible curriculum allows the student to study a variety of methodologies both experientially and through observation, and to design a course of study suited to individual needs. In addition to the core curriculum, you will be able to specialize within your area of interest through small seminars, tutorials and hands-on experience. A two-semester thesis project is required for graduation, and is individually designed for each student with a faculty mentor. This final project facilitates your passage from academia to the profession.
Candidates in the master’s program are active participants in the Post Theatre Company, which produces plays and musicals for the public and campus community. Students have access to a number of performance spaces to showcase their talents. Our beautiful suburban campus is only 50 minutes away from the theatre capital of the world – New York City. There are many opportunities to collaborate with professional playwrights, directors and producers.