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MA in Theatre

The Master of Arts in Theatre program at Regent University provides students with the opportunity to explore theatrical performance in both its theory and its practice. Find out more about the program, the coursework, and prospective job opportunities here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Theatre

School Offering Program:

Regent University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students looking to earn their MA in Theatre at Regent University should be interested in strengthening their skills as both an artist and a teacher. Applicants to master's degree programs at Regent University must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The MA in Theatre program at Regent University is designed to allow students to explore theatre as an art form in its entirety. The curriculum pairs theoretical understandings of aesthetics and dramaturgy with applied concepts, such as theatre teaching methods and theatrical performance analysis. The curriculum also includes coursework in practitioner-oriented aspects, such as acting, directing, and theatre design. Students may get to know the functions needed to run a theatrical organization as well. This MA in Theatre program includes a culminating experience requirement in order to provide real-world context for the academic topics taught in the classroom. Students can also complete an optional on-campus residency.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Theatre

Students are required to complete 30 total credits, including core courses, elective courses, university-wide courses, and culminating experience courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Course Requirements (15 credits)

  • Theatre History
  • Theatre and Culture
  • Research and Aesthetics in Theatre
  • Text Analysis for Production
  • Dramaturgy

Elective Course Requirements (12 credits)

  • Story Structure for Stage and Screen
  • Playwriting
  • Students choose 6 additional credits of elective courses

Culminating Experience Course Requirements (3 credits minimum)

  • Culminating Experience Preparation
  • Practicum
  • Comprehensive Exam

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students who successfully earn their Master of Arts in Theatre at Regent University may have achieved an advanced understanding of theatre theories and practice in order to continue their academic pursuits. Advanced degrees might provide students with additional career opportunities. Students can continue their education through programs including, but not limited to:

  • Ph.D. in Theatre Studies
  • Ph.D. in Performance
  • Ph.D. in Creative and Performing Arts

Career Paths

Graduates of Regent University's MA in Theatre program may have gained the necessary knowledge and skill set needed to pursue a career in a theatre-related industry. Job opportunities that graduates may consider include:

  • Technical director
  • Drama coach
  • Stage director
  • Theatre teacher
  • Instructor in a K-12 theatre department

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