Feb 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A./Theatre Management, M.F.A.

The MBA/MFA degree will prepare arts professionals in all areas of both arts administration and business for professional careers in arts management-in performing and exhibiting arts organizations, in arts service organizations, in government, funding agencies and arts councils. The program  prepares students for high level administrative positions and provides the background essential for advancement in professional management careers.


Candidates for this program must hold the equivalent of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum of 24 units of upper division work in Theatre Arts. They should have achieved an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (B-) and 3.0  GPA in upper division theatre courses. All candidates for admission are required to complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and achieve a score of at least 475. The GMAT measures general verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that are developed over a long period of time and are associated with success in the first year of study at graduate schools of management. For each applicant, there is a departmental evaluation, based upon diagnostic examination and an analysis of official undergraduate transcripts to determine deficiencies and all areas which must be strengthened by the graduate program.


Business Elective (3 units)

Theatre Practicum (12 units)

Take all the following courses:

Culminating Thesis/Project (3 units)

Take the following course:

  • (1-6 units)
  • (Note: In order to satisfy the culminating activity requirement (thesis, project, or comprehensive examination dependent upon the program), students must earn at least three (3) units and no more than six (6) units related to the completion of the culminating activity.

Theatre Electives (6 units)

Electives from the University at large (per advisement)