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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance


Master of Arts in Teaching Theatre

MAT in Theatre

A few questions: Are you passionate about theatre? Are you dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people? Are you interested in sparking a child’s curiosity and creativity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the MAT Program at the University of South Carolina wants to meet you.

With an MAT degree in Theatre, you will become a professional, highly-qualified teacher prepared to shape and inspire the lives of young people through the theatre arts.

Research demonstrates that youths who participate in theatre arts programs exhibit enhanced abilities in areas such as literacy, problem-solving, interpersonal interaction and self-confidence. By pursuing your MAT at the University of South Carolina, you will put these skills into practice by working with area students under the guidance of our award-winning faculty. Our MAT program is designed to help you develop your own distinctive voice as an educator and artist while experiencing the benefits of theatre with future generations.

Explore the links on the left to find out more about our program and financial aid opportunities that may be available to prospective teachers.