Requirements for the M.F.A. Degree in Theatre

In addition to the minimum Graduate School requirements, the following are required:

A. Courses
Courses required for the degree are:

TAF 500: Introduction to Graduate Theatre, 3-4 credits

TAF 510: Theatre History and Literature I, 3 credits

One of the following : TAF 520: Theatre History and Literature II, 3 credits or TAF 530 Directed Readings in Theatre, 3 credits

TAF 523: Theatre in New York, 3 credits

TAF 525: Topics in Theatre, 3 credits

TAF 591: Independent Project, 3 credits

One of the following : TAF 690:  Professional Internship, or TAF 550 Teaching Practicum, 3 credits

TAF 691: MFA Project, 3 credits

TAF 692: Thesis, 3 credits

 

One of the following:         

Any additional SB Southampton TAF or CWL course with the permission of the MFA Director, or any other SBU graduate course with the permission of the MFA Director.  Interdisciplinary studies are encouraged, 3-4 credits

                 

B. TRACKS  

Choose one of the following Tracks (14 – 17 credits)     

ACTING (15 cr.)

TAF 560: Acting Theory & Practice, 3 credits

TAF 576: Theatre Workshop, 2-3 credits

TAF 576: Theatre Workshop, 2-3 credits

TAF 660: Acting Workshop, 3 credits

One of the following:TAF 638 Directing I, or TAF 639 Directing II, or TAF 670 Directing Workshop, or TAF 650 Playwriting I, or TAF 651 Playwriting Workshop II, 3 credits

Acting Track students will also participate in public readings, live performance and/or film projects associated with various workshops

 

DRAMATURGY (14-15 cr.)        

TAF 505: Dramaturgy I, 3 credits

TAF 506: Dramaturgy II, 3 credits

TAF 575: Adaptation Workshop, 3 credits

TAF 576: Theatre Workshop, 2-3 credits

TAF 680: Dramaturgy Workshop, 3 credits

Dramaturgy Track students also participate in public readings, live performance and/or film projects associated with various workshops.

                 

DIRECTING (14-15 cr.)          

TAF 576: Theatre Workshop, 2-3

TAF 638: Directing I, 3 credits

TAF 639: Directing II, 3 credits

TAF 660: Acting Workshop, 3 credits

TAF 670: Directing Workshop, 3 credits

Directing Track students also participate in public readings, live performance and/or film projects associated with various workshops.

                 

PLAYWRITING (14-16 cr.)       

TAF 576: Theatre Workshop , 2-3 credits

TAF 650: Playwriting Workshop I , 3 credits

TAF 651: Playwriting Workshop II , 3 credits

Choose one of the following: CWL 510 Forms of Fiction, CWL 520 Forms of Poetry, or CWL 530 Forms of Scriptwriting, or TAF 575 Adaptation Workshop, 3-4 credits

TAF 660: Acting Workshop, 3 credits

Playwriting Track students also participate in public readings, live performance and/or film projects associated with various workshops.

                 

FILM TRACK (14-17 cr.)          

CWL 530: Forms of Scriptwriting: Screenwriting, 4 credits

Choose one of the following: CWL 510 Forms of Fiction, or CWL 520 Forms of Poetry, or CWL 530 Forms of Scriptwriting, TAF 640 Scenography & New Media, or TAF 575 Adaptation Workshop, 3-4 credits.

TAF 576: Theatre Workshop, 2-3 credits

TAF 660: Acting Workshop, 3 credits

Film Track students also participate in public readings, live performance and/or film projects associated with various workshops.

 

F. Residence Requirement
This program is normally completed in three years of full-time residency. One semester of the last year is typically spent in a professional internship program.

H. Master’s Thesis
A master’s thesis must be successfully completed under the direction of a faculty advisor.

University Requirements

The granting of master’s degree is based upon the completion of any special departmental requirements in addition to the items listed below:

A. Courses and Grade Point Average
A student must  maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average

C. Registration
Degree candidates must be registered in the program granting their degree. Students must be registered for the semester in which they intend to graduate. Spring (May) and Fall (December) candidates must register for at least one graduate credit; Summer (August) candidates may register for zero credits in either summer session, but it still must be graduate level.