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Graduate Certificate in African American Theatre

Major: GCAAT
Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GA
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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  
TA 547  Advanced Black Aesthetic on Stage  
TA 625  Performance Project in an approved play  
TA 645  Production Project on an approved production  
Electives (3 credits) 3
One of the following:  
TA 650  Theatre Internship  
TA 655  Independent Study on an approved topic  
PAS       Approved courses in Pan African Studies  
TA 654  Community Service in the Arts  
Independent Study (3 credits) 3

Minimum 15 credits


Departmental Faculty

Russell J. Vandenbroucke

Garry Brown
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Nefertiti Burton
Associate Professor

Rinda L. Frye
Associate Professor

Zhanna Goldentul

Michael F. Hottois
Director of Design

Lundeana M. Thomas
Director, African American Theatre Program

Zan Sawyer-Dailey
Adjunct Faculty

Contact Information

African American Theatre - Certificate

Dr. Lundeana Thomas

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