University of Alabama
Department of Theatre and Dance
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0239
Main Phone: 205/348-5283
Main E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Degree/Credential: Graduate (MFA in Theatre Management)
Web Site: http://www.as.ua.edu/theatre/MFA/theatremanagement.html
Program Director: cmmontpetit [link available to AAAE members only]
Program Goals and Objectives
The Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre Management was founded in 1984 at The University of Alabama.
The program allows for a very high degree of personal contact and involvement in the operation of the University Theatre. To maintain that environment, enrollment in the program is limited to a maximum of three students admitted each year.
Administration of the ProgramWhile at the University, students will be taking classes with the faculty of the University's Department of Theatre and Dance. Business classes will be taught by faculty of the University's College of Commerce and Business Administration.
CurriculumA total of 60 semester hours is required for the Master of Fine Arts Degree. Students will fill those hours with the following class requirements:
* Marketing the Arts (3 hours)
* Arts Advocacy and Public Policy (3 hours)
* Fundraising & Financial Management for the Arts (3 hours)
* Business & Legal Issues in the American Theatre (3 hours)
* Graduate Theatre Practicum (2 hours)
* Additional courses in Theatre Management/Arts Administration (40 hours)
Students will select 6 hours from the following:
* Organizational Theory and Behavior (3 hours)
* Human Resource Management (3 hours)
* Management Communications (3 hours)
* Small Business Consulting (3 hours)
* Industrial Relations (3 hours)
AdmissionsThe Application Procedure
Candidates for admission to the Theatre Management program must meet the admission criteria established by the University of Alabama Graduate School. Candidates for the program must:
1. Applicants must complete a baccalaureate degree in an arts or arts related field with a
minimum 3.0 GPA (major/cumulative).
2. Applicant must submit a COMPLETED APPLICATION (including ALL requested materials) by January 1st for fall admission. Late applications or applications with late material will not be considered.
3. Applicant must submit a resume, to be mailed to the Program Director, detailing educational and any related professional experience.
4. Applicant must submit three (3) letters of recommendation directly to the Program Director from three (3) seperate sources. At least one (1) letter must be from a professor in your undergraduate major or in your proposed field of graduate study. Click here for instructions on preparing the letters of recommendation.
5. The admissions committee will review completed applications (all requested material included) during the second week of January. Because of the number of applications, only select applicants will be asked to interview. Applicants who are asked to interview are encouraged to present a portfolio of related work (i.e. marketing materials, writing samples, budget samples, or other projects to showcase their strenghts.)