Graduate Pathway in Theatre Studies

An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Theatre Studies will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Illinois State University.

Upon successful completion of the Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of study at Illinois State University. This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression.

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No matter where and how you study, we guarantee the same high-quality programs and faculty and the same outcomes.

When you’re able to join us in person, we’ll make the transition to on-campus learning as smooth as possible, supporting you every step of the way. And with our partner universities carefully following COVID-19 regulations, we’ll always put your health and wellbeing first, so you can focus on what matters – your future.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing course work.
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Your course options

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Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, Duolingo 105, or TOEFL Essentials 8.5.

Academic requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Curriculum Vitae that meets departmental guidelines. Students should submit a C.V. that includes evidence of at least two of the following items: Successful completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate-level theatre, film, or dramatic literature course in any language. Completion of an undergraduate or master?s thesis in any language or a capstone project with a written component in any language. Authored theatre criticism that has been published in print or online in any language. Presented research on a theatre, film, or dramatic literature topic in a public setting, such as an academic conference, in any language. Experience in theatre production (playwright, director, designer, actor, dramaturg, etc.) or experience in another performance tradition (cultural dance, storytelling, ritual performance, music performance, etc.).

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
3 January 2022 6 May 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
$15,890
15 August 2022 9 December 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 5 May 2023 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Duolingo 95, or TOEFL Essentials 7.

Academic requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Curriculum Vitae that meets departmental guidelines. Students should submit a C.V. that includes evidence of at least two of the following items: Successful completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate-level theatre, film, or dramatic literature course in any language. Completion of an undergraduate or master?s thesis in any language or a capstone project with a written component in any language. Authored theatre criticism that has been published in print or online in any language. Presented research on a theatre, film, or dramatic literature topic in a public setting, such as an academic conference, in any language. Experience in theatre production (playwright, director, designer, actor, dramaturg, etc.) or experience in another performance tradition (cultural dance, storytelling, ritual performance, music performance, etc.).

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
3 January 2022 9 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$27,600
15 August 2022 5 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 8 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, Duolingo 105, or TOEFL Essentials 8.5.

Academic requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Curriculum Vitae that meets departmental guidelines. Students should submit a C.V. that includes evidence of at least two of the following items: Successful completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate-level theatre, film, or dramatic literature course in any language. Completion of an undergraduate or master?s thesis in any language or a capstone project with a written component in any language. Authored theatre criticism that has been published in print or online in any language. Presented research on a theatre, film, or dramatic literature topic in a public setting, such as an academic conference, in any language. Experience in theatre production (playwright, director, designer, actor, dramaturg, etc.) or experience in another performance tradition (cultural dance, storytelling, ritual performance, music performance, etc.).

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
3 January 2022 6 May 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
$15,890
15 August 2022 9 December 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 5 May 2023 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Duolingo 95, or TOEFL Essentials 7.

Academic requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Curriculum Vitae that meets departmental guidelines. Students should submit a C.V. that includes evidence of at least two of the following items: Successful completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate-level theatre, film, or dramatic literature course in any language. Completion of an undergraduate or master?s thesis in any language or a capstone project with a written component in any language. Authored theatre criticism that has been published in print or online in any language. Presented research on a theatre, film, or dramatic literature topic in a public setting, such as an academic conference, in any language. Experience in theatre production (playwright, director, designer, actor, dramaturg, etc.) or experience in another performance tradition (cultural dance, storytelling, ritual performance, music performance, etc.).

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
3 January 2022 9 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$27,600
15 August 2022 5 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 8 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Duolingo 95, or TOEFL Essentials 7.

Academic requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Curriculum Vitae that meets departmental guidelines. Students should submit a C.V. that includes evidence of at least two of the following items: Successful completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate-level theatre, film, or dramatic literature course in any language. Completion of an undergraduate or master?s thesis in any language or a capstone project with a written component in any language. Authored theatre criticism that has been published in print or online in any language. Presented research on a theatre, film, or dramatic literature topic in a public setting, such as an academic conference, in any language. Experience in theatre production (playwright, director, designer, actor, dramaturg, etc.) or experience in another performance tradition (cultural dance, storytelling, ritual performance, music performance, etc.).

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
3 January 2022 9 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$27,600

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Duolingo 95, or TOEFL Essentials 7.

Academic requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Curriculum Vitae that meets departmental guidelines. Students should submit a C.V. that includes evidence of at least two of the following items: Successful completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate-level theatre, film, or dramatic literature course in any language. Completion of an undergraduate or master?s thesis in any language or a capstone project with a written component in any language. Authored theatre criticism that has been published in print or online in any language. Presented research on a theatre, film, or dramatic literature topic in a public setting, such as an academic conference, in any language. Experience in theatre production (playwright, director, designer, actor, dramaturg, etc.) or experience in another performance tradition (cultural dance, storytelling, ritual performance, music performance, etc.).

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
3 January 2022 9 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$27,600

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Duolingo 95, or TOEFL Essentials 7.

Academic requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Curriculum Vitae that meets departmental guidelines. Students should submit a C.V. that includes evidence of at least two of the following items: Successful completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate-level theatre, film, or dramatic literature course in any language. Completion of an undergraduate or master?s thesis in any language or a capstone project with a written component in any language. Authored theatre criticism that has been published in print or online in any language. Presented research on a theatre, film, or dramatic literature topic in a public setting, such as an academic conference, in any language. Experience in theatre production (playwright, director, designer, actor, dramaturg, etc.) or experience in another performance tradition (cultural dance, storytelling, ritual performance, music performance, etc.).

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 August 2022 5 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 8 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Duolingo 95, or TOEFL Essentials 7.

Academic requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Curriculum Vitae that meets departmental guidelines. Students should submit a C.V. that includes evidence of at least two of the following items: Successful completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate-level theatre, film, or dramatic literature course in any language. Completion of an undergraduate or master?s thesis in any language or a capstone project with a written component in any language. Authored theatre criticism that has been published in print or online in any language. Presented research on a theatre, film, or dramatic literature topic in a public setting, such as an academic conference, in any language. Experience in theatre production (playwright, director, designer, actor, dramaturg, etc.) or experience in another performance tradition (cultural dance, storytelling, ritual performance, music performance, etc.).

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 August 2022 5 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 8 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

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