Theatre Studies MA | College of Arts

Theatre Studies MA

We are now accepting Fall 2024 applications. Please read through the instructions below and apply by January 15, 2024, to be considered.

The Master of Arts Degree in Theatre Studies is a research-based degree that offers students the opportunity to work with award-winning theatre scholars and practitioners. 

The program provides an integrated graduate education that applies several dynamic approaches to theatre studies that merge theory and practice and aims to prepare students for both doctoral-level study and careers in the academy, and for a broad range of careers related to the performing arts. The program builds on the expertise of its award-winning faculty and on Guelph’s extensive Trellis Tri-University Library holdings. Through its courses and the readily available supervision that a relatively small enrolment permits, and through its final projects (thesis or research paper), the Theatre Studies MA Program encourages independent research and self-learning, and is strongly research-oriented as opposed to providing graduate-level training in theatre practice. Please note, that you must choose the thesis stream (MA.THST) or coursework stream (MA.THST:L) upon applying to the program. 

Graduates of the program gain entry into doctoral programs and academic positions, and pursue careers in arts administration, research, law, teaching, publishing, the media, creative writing, public relations, and the entertainment industry.

For graduate inquiries, please contact our Graduate Program Coodinator for English and Theatre Studies: Dr. Paul Barrett.

Application deadline is January 15.

For Program Overview information please click here.

For Admissions Information please click here.

For a list of Graduate Courses please click here.

For information about Financial Support and Awards please click here.