University of Michigan - Flint

Rackham School of Graduate Studies

American Theatre (MA)


Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library

303 E Kearsley St

Flint, MI 48502

United States


(810) 762-3171


(810) 766-6789

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

American Theatre (MA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The American Theatre concentration is a vigorous program that combines applied and theoretical studies. It emphasizes the creation of a sense of community through the arts and including local communities (contexts) in that process. The program enables students to create new works in collaboration with other artists with an emphasis on devising theatre or exploring methods in creative dramatics. It addresses these major audiences: FOCUS: - Encourage you to explore and critique issues important to American thought and culture, such as race, gender, equality, politics, religion, and popular culture; - Give a meaningful context to your academic experience by offering a series of prescribed core courses which are enriched by your own choices of elective courses; - Help you learn research methods and techniques and apply them in a thesis or research/creative project. FLEXIBILITY: - Two-year, part-time program with evening courses - Requires 30 credit hours (thesis option) or 36 credit hours (non-thesis option) RESOURCES: - The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree is offered through the world-renowned University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies. - The city of Flint’s rich and diverse culture is an invaluable source of inspiration, information, and ideas. UM-Flint’s longstanding relationship with such community partners as the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Music, Sloan Museum, and others provides our students with endless opportunities to explore new possibilities. RESULTS: The MA in Liberal Studies prepares students for many career paths, including: - community college instructors/administrators - continuing graduate students preparing for doctoral study - playwrights - editors (i.e. newsletters, magazines, newspapers, journals, etc.) - theatre production managers - nonprofit CEOs and managers - cultural center directors - museum directors - talent/entertainment/artist agents


Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution - Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale - Applicants will usually have completed undergraduate course work in the humanities and social sciences totaling 24 credit hours

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30-36

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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