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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance

MA in Theatre

Whether you are a student preparing for further graduate study, such as a Ph.D. or MFA, a teaching professional looking to further your academic career, or simply someone passionate about the history and significance of the theatre arts, the MA in Theatre program at the University of SC offers you the knowledge necessary to move to your next stage.

Our program provides students with a solid background in theatre history, literature and critical theory, while assisting the development of research skills that promote advanced scholarship of the art form. Students are encouraged to pursue the study of theatre from an interdisciplinary perspective, utilizing sources from across the full spectrum of arts and science fields. In addition, students are given opportunities to apply their research and analytical skills to department productions, as well as in the presentation of their work at domestic and international conferences.

Our MA alumni have gone on to pursue Ph.D. programs or accept faculty positions at major universities across the country, not to mention finding employment at secondary schools and theaters as dramaturgs, public relation specialists, actors and more.

Continue exploring the MA in Theatre program at the University of SC by clicking the links at left under the MA Degree heading.