MA Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities

Review degree requirements below as well as sample course sequences for regular full- and part-time study with and without global study and for the three-summer option with global study.

I. Foundations and Research

12 points

Core concepts in educational theatre

Choose one of the following:

MPAET-GE 2077

Methods and Materials of Research in Educational Theatre

3

MPAET-GE 2114

Creating Ethnodrama: Theory & Practice

3

MPAET-GE 2400

Seminar in Applied Theatre Research

3

Choose one of the following:

MPAET-GE 2193

Drama in Education I

3

MPAET-GE 2951

Teaching through Drama

 

Choose two of the following:

MPAET-GE 2065

Theory of Creative Drama

2

MPAET-GE 2069

Methods of Conducting Creative Drama

3

MPAET-GE 2075

Drama and Youth: Theoretical Perspectives (London)

3

MPAET-GE 2076

Drama and Youth: Practical Implications (London)

3

MPAET-GE 2090

Theatre in Education Practices (Dublin)

3

MPAET-GE 2101/2

Applied Theatre I/II

3

MPAET-GE 2151

Theatre Practices: Leaders in Ed. Theatre (Puerto Rico)

3

MPAET-GE 2194

Drama in Education II

3

MPAET-GE 2952

Learning Through Theatre: Theory & Practice of Theatre in Education

3

MPAET-GE 2955

Drama across the Curriculum and Beyond

1-2

MPAET-GE 2971

Teaching Literacy through Drama

1

MPAET-GE 2979

Creating Meaning through Community Drama (Dublin)

3

II. Discipline Content Study

12 points

Aesthetic/Theoretical concepts in theatre

MPAET-GE 2017

Design for the Stage

3

MPAET-GE 2021/2

Development of Theatre and Drama I/II

3**

MPAET-GE 2023

Images of Women in Theatre

3

MPAET-GE 2059

Creative Play in the Arts

3

MPAET-GE 2063

American Musical theatre: Background and Analysis

3

MPAET-GE 2079

Masks & Puppetry

3

MPAET-GE 2088

American Theatre II

3

MPAET-GE 2091/2

Dramatic Criticism I/II

3**

MPAET-GE 2098

Advanced Directing

3**

MPAET-GE 2099/2100

Styles of Acting and Directing

3

MPAET-GE 2103

World Drama

3

MPAET-GE 2105

Beginning Playwriting

2

MPAET-GE 2106

Advanced Playwriting

3

MPAET-GE 2109

Studies in Directing

3

MPAET-GE 2110

Devised Theatre: Technique and Performance

3

MPAET-GE 2113

Physical Theatre Improvisation

3

MPAET-GE 2143

Stage Lighting

3

MPAET-GE 2171

Shakespeare’s Theatre I

3

MPAET-GE 2175

Costume Design

3

MPAET-GE 2177

Theatre of Brecht and Beckett

3

MPAET-GE 2251

Acting: Scene Study

3**

MPAET-GE 2252

Acting: Character Study

3**

** Prerequisite:
The EDTC program requires you to have completed the equivalent of two semesters of acting or directing and 2 semesters of theatre history or dramatic criticism prior to admission. If you have not taken these prerequisite courses or their equivalent at the undergraduate level prior to admission, you must register for them before fulfilling the Discipline Content Study requirement, even if it means that more than 36 points are required to complete this MA program.

III. Pathways

9 points

Area of specialization
 You may elect to follow one of the following three areas of study, or create your own by advisement.

Applied Theatre

MPAET-GE 2090

Theatre in Education Practices (Dublin)

3

MPAET-GE 2101/2

Applied Theatre I/II

3

MPAET-GE 2114

Creating Ethnodrama: Theory and Practice

3

MPAET-GE 2115

The Ethnoactor and Verbatim Performance

3

MPAET-GE 2151

Theatre Practices: Leaders in Ed. Theatre (Puerto Rico)

3

MPAET-GE 2953

The Teaching Artist

3

MPAET-GE 2965

Intro to Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed

3

MPAET-GE 2966

Adv. Tech. of Theatre of the Oppressed

3

MPAET-GE 2976

Exploring Social Issues through Drama

1

MPAET-GE 2977

Understanding Diversity / Teaching Pluralism through Drama

3

MPAET-GE 2978

Applied Theatre Praxis

3

MPAET-GE 2979

Creating Meaning through Community Drama (Dublin)

3

Drama Education

MPAET-GE 2030

Dramatic Activities in the Elementary Classroom

2

MPAET-GE 2031

Dramatic Activities in the Secondary Classroom

3

MPAET-GE 2042

Storytelling in the Classroom

1

MPAET-GE 2065

Theory of Creative Drama

2

MPAET-GE 2069

Methods of Conducting Creative Drama

3

MPAET-GE 2075

Drama and Youth: Theoretical Perspectives (London)

3

MPAET-GE 2076

Drama and Youth: Practical Implications (London)

3

MPAET-GE 2255

Acting: Pedagogy, Technique, and Performance

3

MPAET-GE 2955

Drama Across the Curriculum and Beyond

1-2

MPAET-GE 2956

Devising Educational Drama Programs and Curricula

1

MPAET-GE 2960

Drama with Special Education Populations

3

MPAET-GE 2971

Teaching Literacy through Drama

1

MPAET-GE 2977

Understanding Diversity / Teaching Pluralism through Drama

3

MPAET-GE 2988

Assessment of Student Work in Drama

1

Play Production for Artists and Educators

MPAET-GE 2005

Intro. to Theatre for Young Audiences

2-4

MPAET-GE 2075

Drama and Youth: Theoretical Perspectives (London)

3

MPAET-GE 2076

Drama and Youth: Practical Implications (London)

3

MPAET-GE 2105

Beginning Playwriting

2

MPAET-GE 2106

Advanced Playwriting

3

MPAET-GE 2152

Theatre Practices: Problems in Play Production (New Plays for Young Audiences)

3

MPAET-GE 2982

Directing Youth Theatre Productions (Looking For Shakespeare)

3

IV. Culminating Experience***

3 points

Choose one of the following:

MPAET-GE 2075

Drama and Youth: Theoretical Perspectives (London)

3

MPAET-GE 2076

Drama and Youth: Practical Implications (London)

3

MPAET-GE 2090

Theatre in Education Practices (Dublin)

3

MPAET-GE 2102  Applied Theatre II  3
MPAET-GE 2151  Theatre Practices: Leaders in Ed. Theatre (Puerto Rico)  3
MPAET-GE 2152  Theatre Practices: Problems in Play Production (New Plays for Young Audiences)  3
MPAET-GE 2255  Acting: Pedagogy, Technique, and Performance  3
MPAET-GE 2300 Independent Study 3
MPAET-GE 2301 Practicum in Ed. Theatre 3
MPAET-GE 2979 Creating Meaning through Community Drama (Dublin) 3
MPAET-GE 2982 Directing Youth Theatre Productions (Looking For Shakespeare) 3

*** Substitution for the Culminating Experience must be cleared with your adviser.

In accordance with New York State regulations, all points used toward graduation for the masters degree must be at the .2000-level.

Limited electives outside of the Program in Educational Theatre are permitted by advisement only. Please present a written case to your adviser, which outlines the relationship of the electives to your chosen pathway/area of focus. You must discuss your degree program with your adviser each semester, prior to registration.  Not all courses are offered each semester.  You should check with your assigned adviser regarding course availability throughout program of study. As the culmination of your graduate studies in EDTC approaches, you may develop an Independent Study or Practicum under the advisement of a faculty member to further specialize in your area of interest.

You may also complete this curriculum through our 3-Summer Option with Global Study.