Theatre for Youth, PhD

The internationally recognized theatre for youth PhD program at ASU features distinguished faculty, excellent facilities, and comprehensive coursework, research guidance and practical experiences in all areas of theatre, educational theatre, community cultural development and theatre for youth. Students receive individualized attention and focused mentorship in a challenging and supportive atmosphere designed to educate future leaders and researchers in the field.

The program's doctoral students complete their course of study equipped to be engaged, thoughtful and innovative leaders in artistry, scholarship, education and research. Graduates are prepared for careers that include teaching artistry, directing and education directing; specialist in arts and civic organizations; member of university and college faculty; a career in social profit organizations; and careers in arts entrepreneurship, research and publishing programming.

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Theatre for Youth, PhD
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for


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