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Online Graduate Certificate in
Ethnodramatology in Global Performance

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Graduate Certificate in
Ethnodramatology in Global Performance?


A growing awareness of the richness and beauty of non-western theatrical performance has led Missional University to develop the Graduate Certificate in Ethnodramatology in Global Performance. Ethnodramatology is the academic discipline that formally studies world theatrical traditions. The certificate program offers students a culturally-based perspective where indigenous forms of drama are understood and practiced. Students conduct analyses of diverse cultural theatrical styles and traditions and develop performance through global theatrical theory and history coursework.

While biblical Christianity is rooted in eternally universal truths, the ways in which people understand and appropriate those truths in their daily lives are conditioned by their sociocultural context expressed in a specific time, place and people. Missional leaders understand that authentic Christian living grows out of the soil of indigenous forms - expressions that come from within that culture. Through the Graduate Certificate in Ethnodramatology in Global Performance, students explore how to discover and understand a culture's drama forms. In addition, students practice performing indigenous theatre and learn to appreciate cultural expressions of theatrical performance.

Today, good theatrical citizenship requires knowledge of one’s own theatrical cultures, as well as those of the others with whom we share our world. This program enhances philosophical, political, and theatrical dimensions, while simultaneously developing practical, hands-on skills. Involving class work, performance, and independent research, the program equips students to enter today’s job market, as well as to continue graduate study in ethnodramatology.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Master's degree program

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Credits Required

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to global dramatic performance in the mission of God.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






A Career in Communicating Creatively

Is this Your Mission?

Producer, Director, Playwright, Dramaturge, Choreographer, Movement director, Actor, Charge Artist, Playbill Writer, Production Manager, Artistic Director, Theater Manager, Director of Production, Marketing Director, Director of Public Relations, Literary Manager



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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


100% Tuition


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80% Tuition


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60% Tuition


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40% Tuition


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3 credit course

Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.