UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Theater and Dance

(formerly Dramatic Art and Dance)
Department of Theater and Dance
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
Theater and Dance-West, Building 223
Telephone: (805) 893-3241
E-mail: theaterdance-ugradadv@theaterdance.ucsb.edu
Website: www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Irwin Appel
Vice Chair and Director of Dance: Christina McCarthy

Graduate Program


In addition to departmental requirements for admission, applicants must also meet the university requirements for admission described in the section “Graduate Education at UCSB.”

Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program must hold a M.A. or M.F.A. degree from UC Santa Barbara or another accredited institution.

Master of Arts – Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (Requirements - PDF)

The M.A. program is designed to afford a strong foundation for work in educational or professional theater or for further graduate study.

Doctor of Philosophy – Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (Requirements - PDF)

The Ph.D. program, an intensive program concentrating on literary, critical, and historical research in various areas of world theater and performance, is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching in institutes of higher education.

Optional Interdisciplinary Emphases

Students pursuing a doctoral degree in Theater and Dance may petition to add the following Optional Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphases: European Medieval Studies, Feminist Studies, Global Studies.

Requirement sheets for each emphasis may be found on this page.