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Summer M.A. for Theatre Educators

Our Summer M.A. for Theatre Educators program is an affordable and convenient path for busy theatre educators to accomplish a graduate degree in three short summer sessions. Twelve theatre educators will be accepted this summer to begin their two-year path toward a Master of Arts in Theatre.

Coursework in the Summer M.A. is developed keeping in mind that you want to further develop your theatre programs and your classes. Our faculty is eager for the opportunity to teach working professional theatre educators. Besides the dedicated faculty, you will have at your disposal the many resources and amenities that the University of Houston has to offer its graduate students.

Application Process

The required materials for application to the Summer M.A. for Theatre Educators program at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Mini-portfolio
  • Official (sealed) transcript from every university the applicant attended
    • An additional set of transcripts submitted to the Graduate College through the online application in CollegeNET
  • Resumé
  • Copy of Theatre Teaching Certificate from State of Residency
    • If teaching in private school, letter from school administrator

Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline: March 15, 2022 
Applications for entry each summer continue to be accepted and reviewed through the spring

Application Deadline: May 15, 2022
Final application deadline depends if space is still available

How to Apply

Portfolio Instructions


Classes for summer 2022 will begin on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. and will run Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. for three and a half weeks. Students will have long weekends to study and to explore the exciting arts community that Houston has to offer. The last week will be spent studying with some of the most eminent and established theatre companies in London, New York and Chicago.


  • 6280 The Teaching of Acting
  • 6281 The Teaching of Voice
  • 6381 Dramaturgy for the HS Director
  • 6380 Scenic Design for Educators
  • 6282 Field Work (Trip)


  • 6387 Acting Styles
  • 6384 Directing I
  • 6383 Lighting and Costume Design
  • 6286 Field Work (Trip)
  • 6180 Portfolio Acting /Voice (Completed in Fall following first summer)
  • 6181 Portfolio Design/Dramaturgy (Completed in Spring following first summer)


  • 6386 Drama in Context
  • 6284 Program Management
  • 6385 Technical Direction
  • 6285 Field Work (Trip)
  • 6182 Portfolio Lighting/Costume Design
  • 6183 Portfolio Directing/Styles

Offsite Course Information:

  • 2008 - One week residency at SITI Company NYC
  • 2009 - One week residency at Acting Studio Chicago
  • 2010 - One week residency at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London
  • 2011 - One week residency at Lincoln Center Theatre NYC
  • 2012 - One week residency at Steppenwolf Theatre Chicago
  • 2013 - One week residency in London at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • 2014 - One week residency at Lincoln Center Theatre NYC
  • 2015 - One week residency at Steppenwolf Theatre Chicago
  • 2016 - One Week Residency in London at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • 2017 - One Week Residency at Lincoln Center Theatre, NYC
  • 2018 - One Week Residency at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
  • 2019 - One week Residency at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London

Questions about the M.A. Theatre Educator Summer Degree program?
Contact Jessica Ferrarone, head of the program, at