Ohio University

M.A. Theater

Masters of Arts

The M.A. in Theater is intended to serve students who wish to gain additional in-depth study in a particular field without committing to a full three-year M.F.A. program. The M.A. comprises the majority of the first year of study in similar M.F.A. degree programs. It is not available in Acting. This degree program requires 30 semester credits, which can generally be accomplished within one calendar year.

Courses of study must be delineated with the student’s primary advisor at the beginning of coursework. Course content varies from year to year based on projected course offerings.

Possible Courses of Study:

  • Dramatic Writing
  • Theater and Performance Studies
  • Design areas: Scenery, Costumes, Lighting and Sound
  • Costume Technology or Crafts
  • Props Technology
  • Technical Direction
  • Stage Management

Application Requirements

Career Opportunities

Ohio University M.A. students have multiple options upon graduation. Many chose graduate study and others enter directly into their field of choice. Occasionally it is possible to apply to the OHIO Theater M.F.A. program of choice after a successful first year in the M.A. and credit may be transferred to that program.

Please contact the Theater Main Office (740-593-4818, or theater@ohio.edu) to speak to an advisor about this program.