Graduate Program – MA


Master of Arts (M.A.)

2 to 4 yrs | 24 credits

 7 Required Credits + 17 Elective Credits + Thesis

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Drama & Theatre

  1. The graduate program offers an M.A. degree in Drama and Theatre, which normally takes two to four years to complete.
  2. The program requires a thesis in addition to 24 credits of coursework, of which at least 15 credits must be from courses offered by the program, and at least 15 credits from courses of the graduate level.
  3. Candidates are required to take three compulsory courses: Research Method: theory (1 credit), Readings in Western Dramatic Studies (3 credits) and Readings in Chinese Dramatic Studies (3 credits).
  4. Candidates enrolling after the 2024 academic year are subject to take three non-accrediting prerequisite courses: Play Production III, History of Chinese (or Taiwanese) Drama and Theatre, and History of Western Drama and Theatre (1 or 2). Those who want to apply for course exemption are required to submit a transcript of the relevant studies with syllabi or documentary proof of Theatre experience to the department office by the application deadline.
  5. Candidates must acquire 15 graduate-level credits (of which upper division classes within 6 credits) to take qualification examinations on the following subjects: (1) Topics in Chinese/Taiwanese Drama and Theatre, (2) Topics Western Drama and Theatre. Candidates must pass the two exams to apply for Degree-Exam.