The Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University offers a Fast Track Master of Arts degree in Theatre Directing to serve the needs of highly motivated theatre educators. In three intensive 6-week summer sessions over a three-year period, students complete 30 credit hours of required coursework. Students then complete their thesis productions for an additional three credit hours at their own schools. An appropriate representation of the faculty of the Theatre Conservatory comes to each candidate's school to a jury for the thesis production.
The MA in Directing is a summer-only degree program for current high school and middle school directors/educators who have at least 3 years of teaching experience, directed 5-10 plays, and teach two theatre classes or have an undergraduate degree in theatre.