TUTR Diplomas and Degrees

The University of Tir Righ currently offers one Diploma and thirteen Majors within the three main Degrees; Arts & Sciences, Humanities and Marshallate. To earn the Novus Diploma, a student must take the ten core classes listed below. To earn a Degree, students must complete 45 credits in their area of interest, plus 15 additional elective credits.

For enquiries regarding the transfer of credits from other institutions, or to check eligibility for a Degree, contact the appropriate Dean.

Tir Righ populace badgeTUTR Novus or Newcomers' Diploma

The Novus Diploma is the only TUTR program with a list of required courses.

This diploma is designed to be taught and achieved over one or two "newcomers' weekends" as an introduction to the SCA. "Newcomers' weekends" also help you discover everything you need to know to get started in your new life in the SCA.

Novus I - Getting started in the SCA


(one hour classes; six in total, a brief guide to SCA life)

  1. Basic clothing: What can I wear?
  2. Keeping busy: What to do in the SCA
  3. Basic Research and Documentation
  4. Chivalry and Etiquette: How to behave in the SCA
  5. Events: Surviving and thriving
  6. SCA structure: How does the SCA work?
  7. Identity crisis: What is a persona?

Novus II - Next steps in the SCA


(two hour classes; with more depth)

Part A Core Courses: All courses in this section are required for the NOVUS II diploma

  1. Introduction to Medieval Clothing (AKA Garb)
  2. Introduction to Heraldry and Heraldic display
  3. Introduction to Medieval Food and Feasting
  4. History of SCA Terminology: The Stuff They Don't Tell You At Your First Event
  5. Next steps in Persona Development
  6. Introduction to SCA Camping

Part B Martial Arts: Pick a minimum of ONE from this section

  1. Introduction to Heavily Armoured Combat (Heavy fighting)
  2. Introduction to Steel Combat (Rapier, Cut & Thrust)
  3. Introduction to Archery

Part C Entertainment: Pick a minimum of ONE from this section

  1. Introduction to Bardic Arts
  2. Introduction to Medieval Games
  3. Introduction to Medieval Dance

Tir Righ populace badgeTUTR Arts and Sciences Degrees

Welcome to the new and exciting world of “no required courses”! For an Arts and Sciences degree, you can choose whether to go in for a general Arts and Sciences degree or specialize in a major (see below). Either way, you’ll need to achieve sixty (60) credits. A maximum of fifteen (15) credits can be transfer credits.

Arts and Sciences Degree, General Studies

Complete 45 credits of any of the Arts and Sciences classes below, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).

Arts and Sciences Degree, Culinary Arts Major

Complete 45 credits of Culinary Arts classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).
Culinary Arts classes include: Brewing, vinting, cooking, baking, etc.

Arts and Sciences Degree, Fine Arts Major

Complete 45 credits of Fine Arts classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).
Fine Arts classes include: Calligraphy, illumination, painting, sculpting, stained glass, games and toys, etc.

Arts and Sciences Degree, Textile Arts Major

Complete 45 credits of Textile Arts classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).
Textile Arts classes include: Weaving, garb, felting, needlework, dyeing, spinning, lace-making, knitting, etc.

Arts and Sciences Degree, Performance Arts Major

Complete 45 credits of Performance Arts classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).
Performance Arts classes include: Bardic, dancing, poetry recital, vocal performance, instrumental performance, etc.

Arts and Sciences Degree, Sciences Major

Complete 45 credits of Sciences classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).
Sciences classes include: Bookbinding, ceramics, chandlery, enamelling, blown glass, leatherwork, metalwork and jewellery, tent making, wood work, etc.
Please note that armour and weaponry classes are found under the Marshallate degrees.

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The Humanities studies focus on general and intellectual knowledge, rather than professional or occupational skills.

For a Humanities degree you can choose whether to complete a general Humanities degree or to specialize in a major. Either way, you’ll need to achieve six (60) credits. A maximum of 15 can be transfer credits.

Humanities Degree, General Studies

Complete 45 credits of any of the Humanities classes below, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).

Humanities Degree, History Major

Complete 45 credits of History classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).

Humanities Degree, Philosophy Major

Complete 45 credits of any Philosophy, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).

Humanities Degree, Cultural Aspects of Society Major

Complete 45 credits of History classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).

Humanities Degree, SCA Society and Service Major

Complete 45 credits of SCA Society and Service classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).

Tir Righ populace badgeTUTR Marshallate Degrees

The Marshallate studies focus on the combat arts: combat training, equipment, heraldry, and administration.

For a Marshallate degree you can choose whether to complete a general Mashallate degree or specialize in a major. Either way, you’ll need to achieve sixty (60) credits. A maximum of 15 can be transfer credits.

Marshallate Degree, General Studies

Complete 45 credits of any of the Marshallate classes below, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).

Marshallate Degree, Combat Arts Major

Complete 45 credits of Combat Arts classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).
Combat Art classes include: Historical fighting techniques, SCA fighting techniques (heavy fighting, steel fighting), armouring, weaponry, weaponry construction, tactics and strategies for armed and unarmed combat, tournaments and wars.

Marshallate Degree, Archery Major

Complete 45 credits of Archery classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).
Archery classes include: Combat archery, target archery, historical archery theory, archery equipment, and thrown weapons.

Marshallate Degree, Animals Major

Complete 45 credits of Animals classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).
Animals classes include: Hounds coursing, equestrian activities, falconry, and animal husbandry.

Marshallate Degree, Heraldry Major

Complete 45 credits of Heraldry classes, and 15 general credits (60 credits total).
Heraldry classes include: Book heraldry, voice heraldry, field heraldry or court heraldry.