Dec 05, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
    
2022-23 Catalog

Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design


Theatre Teacher Training Program

The Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design is a unique and vibrant program tailored specifically for currently employed high school and community college teachers.  The curriculum includes required coursework before and after the two-week summer residency period and throughout the academic school year. The SOU residency portion of the program includes active discussion of production elements, including script analysis, all design elements, stage management, in-depth exploration of all technical areas, hands-on training in production concepts, and practical application of technical processes. Evenings are spent preparing class assignments, working on design and technical projects, and attending plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  The structure of this master’s degree program follows the guidelines set by the Theatre program.

 

Program Requirements:


1.


Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

2.


Be currently serving as a high school or community college theatre teacher, with a minimum of two years of experience.

Admission Procedure:


1.


Complete and submit the SOU application for SOU graduate admission, the application fee and all transcripts of undergraduate and previous graduate work to the Admissions Office by January 15.

2.


Education and theatrical resumés, a one- to two-page statement of purpose, and three letters of professional reference are to be submitted to the SOU Theatre Department by January 15. For further information contact the program director, Deborah Rosenberg, at rosenbergd@sou.edu.

3.


Upon acceptance to SOU as a graduate student, the application packets will be forwarded to the Theatre Department for review and acceptance into the theatre program.

For details, go to http://www.sou.edu/acts.

Major Program (Theatre)


Core required courses for the Master of Theatre Studies:

Total: 45 credits


MoTS Curriculum in Sequence


Year 1:
TA 511A     Script Analysis I: Representational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 545       Stage Management I (1 credit)
TA 551A     Scenic Design and Production I: Representational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 554       Stage Properties (1 credit)
TA 555A    Stagecraft I (1 credit)
TA 559A     Scene Painting I (1 credit)
TA 561A     Costume Design and Production I: Representational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 571A     Lighting Design and Production I: Representational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 581A     Sound Design and Production I: Representational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 590       Topics in Color, Light, and Shadow (1 credit)
TA 595       Plays in Production (1 credit)
 
Year 2:
TA 511B     Script Analysis: Musical Theatre (1 credit)
TA 547       Creative Concepts (1 credit) 
TA 551B     Scenic Design and Production II: Musical Theatre (1 credit)
TA 554       Stage Properties (1 credit)
TA 555B     Stagecraft II (1 credit)
TA 559B     Scene Painting II (1 credit)
TA 561B     Costume Design and Production: Musical Theatre (1 credit)
TA 571B     Lighting Design and Production II: Musical Theatre (1 credit)
TA 581B     Sound Design and Production II: Musical Theatre (1 credit)
TA 590       Topics in Color, Light, and Shadow (1 credit)
TA 595       Plays in Production (1 credit)
 
Year 3:
TA 503       Thesis (4 credits)
TA 511C    Script Analysis: Presentational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 551C     Scenic Design and Production III: Presentational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 554       Stage Properties (1 credit)
TA 555C     Stagecraft III (1 credit)
TA 559C    Scene Painting III (1 credit)
TA 561C     Costume Design and Production III: Presentational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 571C     Lighting Design and Production III: Presentational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 581C     Sound Design and Production III: Presentational Theatre (1 credit)
TA 590       Topics in Color, Light, and Shadow (1 credit)
TA 595       Plays in Production (1 credit)
 
Students will also complete 9 elective credits during the course of their enrollment, chosen from: 
TA 502 Topics in Craft and Design (3 credits)
TA 504 Topics in Theatre Technology (3 credits)
TA 506 Topics in Theatre Production  (3 credits)

Master’s Thesis


The curriculum culminates in a master’s thesis project consisting of a portfolio reflecting best work samples, a detailed self-evaluation paper, and an oral defense of these documents.