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AATP Certificate

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

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in African American Theatre

  1. A total of fifteen (15) hours in courses approved for graduate credit in accordance with the policies of the Graduate School.
  2. Six (6) credit hours must be chosen from the list of History/Theory/Literature courses (see below). Substitutions must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.
  3. Three (3) credit hours must be chosen from the list of Performance/Production courses (see below). Substitutions must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.
  4. Three (3) credit hours must be taken as an Independent Study in an area of Community Service. Substitutions must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.
  5. Three (3) credit hours must be chosen from the list of Elective Courses. Substitutions must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.
  6. At least three hours must be at the 600 level.
  7. A single course may satisfy more than one of these requirements (excluding the total of 15 hours) with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
  8. Course work toward the Graduate Certificate in African American Theatre may also count toward the student's MFA degree.

Note: Students may not apply 500 level courses taken for undergraduate credit.

 

TYPICAL COURSE OF STUDY

History, Theory and Literature
TA 566 Advanced African American Theatre History
3
and one of the following:
3
TA 664 Approaching African American Theatre
TA 563 Advanced African American Women in Theatre
TA 565 Advanced Theatre of the African World
 
Performance/Design
One of the following:
3
TZ 532 Advanced Directing the Black Experience
TA 547 Advanced Black Aesthetic on Stage
TA 625 MFA Performance Project
TA 645 MFA Production Project
   
Community Service
3
TA 654 Independent Study in Community Service
   
Electives
3
one of the following:
TA 650 Theatre Internship
TA 655 Independent Study
PAS Approved courses in Pan African Studies
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