Theatre Directing, Fast Track MA

Offered in: Chicago

The Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University offers a Fast-Track Master of Arts degree in Theatre Directing to serve the needs of highly motivated, in-service high school drama teachers. In three intensive six-week summer sessions over a three-year period, students complete 30 credit hours of required course work. Students then complete their thesis productions for an additional 3 credit hours at their own schools. An appropriate representative of the faculty of The Theatre Conservatory comes to each candidate's school to jury the thesis production.

The faculty of the Fast-Track program comprises working professionals, including Roosevelt University resident faculty and staff. The program stresses practical training for the secondary educator in tandem with special workshops and lectures with professionals in the field. Enrollment in the program is limited.

As an integral component of the Fast-Track program, students are taken to various Chicago area theatres to view productions as an extension of the classroom experience. Opportunities to meet the actors, directors, and others involved in the productions are included as a part of the theatre-going experience when possible.

Admission

Requirements for admission to the  MA program in Theatre Directing include an audition, an interview, letters of recommendation, and official undergraduate transcripts.

Graduate transfer credit

In accordance with Roosevelt University policy, up to six hours of graduate credit taken at another accredited university and not previously applied to a completed degree may be transferred toward graduate study, upon acceptance by the university and approval of the director of The Theatre Conservatory.

Requirements

THAR 400SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN THEATRICAL PRODUCTION I4
THAR 401PROBLEMS IN THEATRICAL PRODUCTION II4
THAR 402DRAMATURY & PRODUCTION PREPERATION4
THAR 406STAGE MOVEMENT AND COMBAT3
THAR 407VOICE AND BODY TRAINING3
THAR 408PERIOD STYLES3
THAR 411STAGE DIRECTION: LITERARY ADAPTATION3
THAR 448STAGE DIRECTING I3
THAR 449STAGE DIRECTING II3
THAR 494THESIS PRODUCTION/PROJECT3
Total Credit Hours33

For the Fast Track rotation schedule, contact the CCPA Admission Office at (312) 341-6735.