Sep 19, 2021  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts, Ph.D., with a Specialization in Theatre

The School of Theatre and Dance participates with the faculties in art, music, and philosophy in a multidisciplinary program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts. (This degree is detailed in the catalog section that introduces the College of Visual and Performing Arts.) The residence requirement for the fine arts doctoral program is fulfilled by satisfactory completion of 18 semester hours of graduate coursework during one 12-month period.

Concentrations. Doctoral students whose field of specialization is theatre can choose two of the following concentrations: acting and directing; design; history, theory, and criticism; arts administration; and playwriting. Work toward the degree is both scholarly and practical, requires a minimum of 60 semester hours at the graduate level beyond the master’s degree, includes a rigorous comprehensive examination, and culminates in a dissertation that allows a choice of several avenues of research created through traditional research, professional problems, or an internship.