Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate 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. 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 Core (9 units)

Take all the following courses:

Theatre Practicum (12 units)

Take all the following courses:

Theatre Electives (6 units)

Electives from the University at large (per advisement)

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.