The Catholic University of America

MATE in 3 Summers Program

A program that students nationwide or worldwide can complete by coming to campus (possibly living on campus) two or three summers in a row, attending classes as a full-time student predominantly during the second six-week summer session (usually beginning in the end of June and lasting through the month of July), and completing two course requirements at their home sites.

NEW--several classes are now offered online! These courses begin  mid-May and conclude mid-July.

Proposed Format of the Summer Program:
Summer 1 
Choose three courses from:     

(3) DR 509 Drama in Education, Part II    (ONLINE course)
(3) DR 542 Design Applications
(3) DR 603 Western Theatre and Culture I
(3) EDUC 525 Psychology of Learning - Diverse Populations

Summer 2
Choose three courses from:      

(3) DR 526 Teaching Theatre
(3) DR 651 Directing
(3) DR 545 Production Design and Management
(3) EDUC 582 Reading in the Content Areas

Academic Year following Summer 2
(3) DR 931 Field Studies in Theatre Education—designed and delivered by students at their home sites; supervised long distance
Summer 3
Choose three courses from:

(3) DR 507 Drama in Education, Part I     (ONLINE course)
(3) DR 524 Acting/Directing Workshop
(3) DR 542 Design Applications
(3) DR 603 Western Theatre and Culture I
(3) EDUC 525 Psychology of Learning - Diverse Populations

Academic Year following Summer 3
(3) DR 951 Supervised Project—monitored and documented via Distance Learning, if necessary, plus Comprehensive Exams
Total = 33 credits

Interested in this version of the MATE program? Contact us for more information. 

MATE Summer 2016 - application deadline is April 1, 2016

Summer 2016 Courses

DR507 Drama in Education
May 16 - July 30
Online Wednesday nights from 7 PM to 9 PM EST

DR603 Western Theatre and Culture (Hybrid course--both online and in-person)
May 16 - June 20 Online
Online Monday nights from 7 PM - 9 PM EST

June 27 - July 25 In-person
Mondays--at CUA campus--from 5 PM - 9 PM

Note: Two Mondays are holidays—May 30 and July 4

DR542 Design Applications (Campus)
June 27 - August 6*
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 PM - 9 PM

*Note: This course meets through JULY 28, giving students the final week to complete assignments.

EDUC525 Psychology of Learning for Diverse Populations (Campus)
June 27 - July 30
Fridays 8:30 AM  – 5:00 PM

If there is room, these courses may be taken as a non-degree student. Visit the Admissions page for a non-degree application and more information.



I have learned new approaches, techniques, and abilities that I can now pass on to my students...I now feel that I am a theatre educator but I could not have achieved this goal without the faculty and students of the MATE program at CUA.