Graduate Certificate in African American Theatre

Major: GCAAT
Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GA
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Program Information

The first (and only) graduate program in African American Theatre in the region.

Requires 15 hours of graduate credit—nine (9) hours in African American Theatre, three (3) hours of theatre-related Community Service, three (3) hours of Electives.

Can be completed as a “stand alone” program or in conjunction with another graduate program (any area).

Specially designed for:

  • Teachers, Government and Community Agency Professionals
  • Graduate Students (at U of L or another institution)
  • Persons preparing for professional careers in the theatre arts
  • Community Residents


History, Theory, and Literature (6 credits)6
TA 566  Advanced African American Theatre History
One of the following:
TA 664  Approaching African American Theatre
TA 563  Advanced African American Women in Theatre
TA 565  Advanced Theatre of the African World
Performance/Production (3 credits) 3
One of the following:
TZ 532  Advanced Directing the Black Experience
Electives (3 credits)3
One of the following:
TA 650  Theatre Internship
TA 655  Independent Study in Performance
PAS      Approved courses in Pan African Studies
TA 654  Community Service in the Arts
Independent Study (3 credits)3

Minimum 15 credits



Nefertiti Burton

Associate Professor

Johnnie Jones

Assistant Professor

Baron Kelly

Associate Professor

Amy Steiger

Assistant Professor