The M.A. program begins during Summer Session I in June, and students graduate the following May. Students must complete 36 points of courses in the department with a grade of B or better, primarily with the permanent faculty. There are two required courses for master’s students: Introduction to Performance Studies, PERF-GT 1000, taken in the first semester, and Projects in Performance Studies, PERF-GT 2000, taken during the final semester. Master’s students are permitted to take only one practical workshop as part of their course work. The only practical workshop course that is counted toward an M.A. in performance studies is the department’s Performance Composition, PERF-GT 2730, or a course otherwise designated as practical. Up to 4 points of academic course work may be taken outside the department or transferred from another institution with permission of the chair. A master’s student may appeal to the chair to register for a second Performance Composition workshop in lieu of taking 4 points outside the department.