Master of Arts in Theatre Arts
Students of the MA in Theatre Arts program are expected to understand the self, Philippine society and culture through theatre, cultural performance, and live events; conceptualise and design live performance events; reflect on the role of theatre and performance in world histories; and produce theoretically-informed research and creative projects in theatre and performance.
The curriculum of the MA Theatre Arts (Theatre Studies) is designed for scholars, researchers, teachers and critics of Philippine theatre.The program requires 39 units of course work and a creative project approved and evaluated by the theatre faculty members and invited theatre artists as panel members
On the other hand, the curriculum of MA Theatre Arts (Theatre Practice) is designed for performance practitioners who are interested to back-up their skills with performance theories. Students in the Theatre Practice track must take 18 units of Theatre Electives to focus on technical and skills-based theatre courses in preparation for the program’s creative project requirements.
Admission Requirements as of 2nd Semester AY 2023-2024
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and specific field(s) of interest (original and photocopy)
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After passing 33 units of required courses, students in the Theatre Studies track must present a thesis proposal. After successfully presenting the proposal, students must write and defend their respective master’s theses.
After passing 39 units of required courses, students in the Theatre Practice track must present a creative project proposal. After successfully presenting the proposal, students must stage and defend their respective creative projects.