The Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama requires advanced level study of dramatic literature, theatre history, theory and analysis of drama and theatre arts. Students whose previous training has been primarily or exclusively in one area (such as theatre production or dramatic literature) are admitted to the program with the understanding that they will make up deficiencies in those areas in which they have had inadequate prior training.
The emphasis in the doctoral program is on training for research, wide acquaintance with scholarly works, and the accomplishment of significant results in investigations worthy of publication. In addition, it is assumed that you have had or will gain a proficiency in at least one area of theatre production. The course of study you pursue should be supplemented with work in productions and with wide reading and independent research.