Graduate Degree Learning Outcomes

Graduate Degree Learning Outcomes

The School of Theatre, Television, and Film provides high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students that emphasizes excellence in the arts and technology, grounded in theoretical and historical foundations. The School’s faculty supports students as they work to realize their potential as artists, scholars, leaders, and global citizens. Our academic community celebrates cultural diversity and promotes social equality. We pursue the aspects of this mission through both conceptual explorations and practical experience in the disciplines represented in our School: live performance and the screen arts. TTF courses combine concept and craft to lead students from critical analysis through problem solving to practical action and the production of creative and critical outcomes.


Master of Arts in Theatre Arts

Students will be able to:

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) - Musical Theatre

  1. Comprehensive historical knowledge
    Students will demonstrate and apply comprehensive knowledge of the art form.
  2. Extensive knowledge of repertoire
    Students will expand their musical knowledge of entire canon of repertoire
  3. Analysis of major landmark works
    Students will read, listen and analyze 30 of the most important landmark works throughout the brief history of musical theatre in America.
  4. Analysis of primary elements of structure
    Students will analyze both libretto and score as well as research the history of the musicals evolving structure.
  5. Enhanced synthesis of performance skills
    Students will improve acting, singing and dance skills in technique classes, rehearsal and performances.
  6. Extend world view of pedagogy and practice
    Students will participate in national and international conferences and exchanges that explore various pedagogy and performance practices.
  7. Professional projects and performances
    Students will participate in professional work as actors, directors, choreographers, musical directors, dramaturges, instructors and producers through internship, guest workshop and special study opportunities.
  8. Applied business approach to career development
    Students learn to create materials needed to succeed in the profession. Technically advanced media supports career development and the opportunity to network with alumni, supportive community members and donors is made available and nurtured.
  9. Pedagogy preparation and experience
    Graduate students have the opportunity to teach undergraduate classes under the supervision of faculty. They also may direct, choreograph, musical direct, dramaturge or assist for productions on campus and throughout the local arts community and beyond.

Interview and Review Process

An extensive entrance interview process that includes a three-part audition, letters of reference, scholarly writing sample and goals essay, as well as GPA gives the faculty a way to determine a new class of students every other year. Beginning and end of semester individual student evaluation meetings help to identify goals and challenges throughout the degree program. It also helps the student to understand his or her personal growth and redefine short and long term goals along the way. The exit interview is held during the last week of classes and along with the Audition Portfolio performance helps to identify ares of improvement and accomplishment.

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Television and Film Production

Upon completion of MFA degree, students will be able to:

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Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Design and Technology

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: