The University of Wisconsin-Superior
offers a graduate program in Communicating Arts (Speech
Communication, Theatre, Mass Communication) which leads to the
Master of Arts Degree. The faculty coordinator for this program
is Dr. Martha Einerson, Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center 2108,
(715) 394-8077, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master of Arts Degree
in Communicating Arts
The M.A. degree program in Communicating
Arts is designed to broaden the student's liberal arts background
and to prepare those who wish to enter professional careers in
schools, colleges, radio and television stations, educational and
community theatres, and in business, industry and government. The
three areas of emphasis within the program are Speech
Communication, Theatre and Mass Communication.
Prerequisites For Admission
A bachelor's degree in Communication, Speech, Theatre or Mass Communication is
required for admission. Applicants may also be considered if they have an
undergraduate minor in one of the communication areas. Students with minors in a
communication area may need to take additional undergraduate coursework to
prepare them for entry into the graduate program.
A minimum of 30 graduate semester hours of
approved coursework, with 15 credits at the 700 level.
For international students for whom
English is not a first language, Communicating Arts requires a
minimum of 550+ (560 preferred) on the TOEFL and a minimum of 45
(50 preferred) on the TSE.
Graduate students entering the
program must have completed an advanced performances
course in their areas of study. (Public speaking,
interpretation, acting or media performance.) Students
who have not had that experience must take such a course
as part of this program using COMM 570, 698, 711 or 798.
COMM 701, Theory and Technique of
Research, is a required course for all graduate students.
Twenty-four credits in
Communicating Arts courses numbering 500 and above.
Six credits in approved courses
from a cognate area not previously used in numbers five
and six below.
Twelve credits (among the cited 24
credits) are within a specialty area, either Speech
Communication, Theatre or Mass Communication.
These 12 credits must be
accomplished (earned) in coursework with a minimum of two
Communicating Arts graduate faculty members represented
in this instruction.
A thesis, research paper or
production project (with supporting paper) must be done
in conjunction with a least three semester credits either
in COMM 780 or 798. If the thesis option is chosen, one
copy should be filed in the Communicating Arts office and
two copies in the Graduate Studies office for transmittal
to the library. The committee for thesis, research papers
and production projects must be formed to include a
minimum of two Communicating Arts graduate faculty