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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Jul 28, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Theatre Major, MFA


Requirements

At least 60 semester credit hours, 40 of which must be at the 500-level or above, are required for the Master of Fine Arts with a major in Theatre, which is normally to be completed in three consecutive years of full-time residence. THEA 501 - Introduction to Graduate Research in Theatre  is required. Three additional advisor approved credit hours at the graduate level are required from history, literature, or dramaturgy. Students in the MFA degree program are evaluated each semester by faculty on overall performance, portfolio submission (in Design), and standards of behavior. Continuation in the program is with the approval of the faculty for the appropriate concentration within the MFA degree program.

THEA 599 - Project in Lieu of Thesis  and an oral defense of the project must be completed satisfactorily in the third year of study before the degree is conferred. The concentration professor and the student together select an advisor and a committee for the Project in Lieu of Thesis.

In addition to the core requirements listed above, each area of concentration has specific requirements.
 

Acting Concentration

At least 12 credit hours each of THEA 520 , THEA 523 , and THEA 525 . Course work in this concentration is conducted in a conservatory environment.

Costume Design Concentration

Required courses are THEA 503  in the first year of residence, 1 credit hour of THEA 491 , 1 credit hour of THEA 492 , 3 credit hours of THEA 543 , and at least 12 credit hours of THEA 580 .

Lighting Design Concentration

Required courses are THEA 503  in the first year of residence, 1 credit hour of THEA 491 , 1 credit hour of THEA 492 , 3 credit hours of THEA 563 , and at least 12 credit hours of THEA 580 .

Scene Design Concentration

Required courses are THEA 503  in the first year of residence, 1 credit hour of THEA 491 , 1 credit hour of THEA 492 , 3 credit hours of THEA 553 , and at least 12 credit hours of THEA 580 .



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