Theater

Theater Instruction MA

The Master of Arts in Theater Instruction is tailored for working teachers and those interested in teaching the performing arts. Students learn professional standards and skills, in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the theatre arts - all within the framework of how to implement these skills into the secondary classroom.

This 30-hour Master of Arts in Theater Instruction includes a production practicum component which will include practical work with a Temple Theaters mainstage production, working with a Temple Theaters faculty member on a professional show in the Philadelphia region, or mentorship on the M.A. candidate's production at their home school by a Theater Education faculty member. The summer intensives, the fall and spring terms, and the options with the practicums offers the flexibility working teachers need, with the trainging they desire. M.A. candidates may choose to complete the entire program straight through in the given sequence, or spread out the M.A. program over several years. Existing teachers may also use any of the courses in the M.A. program towards ACT48 Pennsylvania PDE continuing credit.


Course of Study

The completion of 30 credits is necessary for the MA in Theater Instruction. The degree can be completed over one year. 

Course Work Includes:             

  • STAGECRAFT FOR TEACHERS        
  • ACTING I FOR TEACHERS       
  • INTRO TO DIRECTORS ART       
  • METHODS OF TEACHING THEATER FOR TEACHERS        
  • STAGE MANAGEMENT FOR TEACHERS       
  • WORLD OF THE PLAY FOR TEACHERS        
  • PROJECTS IN DIRECTING                
  • ACTING II FOR TEACHERS       
  • DIRECTING FOR THE MUSICAL STAGE FOR TEACHERS       
  • INTRO TO DESIGN FOR TEACHERS        

Learn more about the curriculum in the Graduate Bulletin.

Admissions Information

The next eligible entrance date is Summer 2019. Information on application requirements can be found under Theater Admissions.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Professor Matthew Miller at mbmiller@temple.edu 

If you have questions about the admission process, please contact tfma@temple.edu

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