Knowing: Meet Doing

The two-year Master of Letters (MLitt) program provides an academically rigorous, highly experiential foundation that brings together the essential S&P tenets of scholarship and stagecraft. An interdisciplinary approach is the rule; not the exception.

The 40-credit-hour MLitt curriculum is structured around four core competencies: acting, directing, dramaturgy, and teaching. In their second year, students who choose to apply for MFA degree candidacy interview for entry into the MFA program.

To complete their MLitt degree, students create capstone projects that include a written thesis, a staged presentation, and an oral defense.

Undergraduate theatre majors have the opportunity to participate in the BA/MLitt that offers students an intense immersion in arts and letters. This unique initiative that enables a student to earn both degrees in five academic years. (Earning the two degrees would typically take six years or more.)