PGDip - Theatre Studies as a subject
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
A major in Theatre Studies at Waikato can be a rich and challenging pathway within an Arts degree. It has a wide range of vocational applications within the Performing Arts. This suite of papers leads the student through processes of performance-making.
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|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Estimated Fees* (International):||$32,400 - $42,305 per year|
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Papers available within Theatre Studies
Prescriptions for the PGCert(TheatSt), PGDip(TheatSt), BA(Hons) and MA
To complete a BA(Hons) in Theatre Studies, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally THSTS591) and at least 60 points from THSTS coded papers listed for Theatre Studies.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MA in Theatre Studies, a student must have completed either:
a) a BA with a major in Theatre Studies (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
b) a BA(Hons) in Theatre Studies (or equivalent) with at least second class honours (second division) or a PGDip in a Theatre Studies (or equivalent) with at least a B average and
c) have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the Degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
Completion requirements for the MA in Theatre Studies vary according to admission criteria:
Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including a research foundations paper, and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis or a 60 point dissertation.
Students admitted under b) above must complete a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and a further 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and a further 60 points from approved 500 level papers.
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For more information about subject requirements, please refer to the Catalogue of Papers for the most up to date information.
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Please note: For all graduate subject requirements, check the information provided in the papers section above.