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MFA Design

Programs of Study

Each candidate will work with the design faculty to develop a unique three year MFA program of study. Our training emphasizes production design for theater and dance as well as the related arts of film, television, exhibit design and special events.

All programs include 9-18 credits of full-time apprenticeship at a local professional theater, studies in secondary design areas and cross-discipline training in the allied arts.

Courses of study are tailored to specific concentrations in Costume, Scenery or Lighting Design. All also include general studies in Art and Design.

COSTUME DESIGN

1st Year  
Fall Spring
  • Period & Styles
  • Costume Design
  • Design Elective*
  • Pattern Making
  • Scenic Design
  • Design Elective*
2nd Year  
Fall Spring
  • Advanced Costume Design
  • Ind. Study (Mainstage Design)
  • Design Elective*
Professional Apprenticeship
3rd year  
Fall Spring
  • Thesis Research I (Mainstage Design)
  • Lighting Design
  • Design Elective*
  • Thesis Research II (Written Thesis)
  • Ind. Study (Mainstage Design)
  • Design Elective*

SCENIC DESIGN

1st Year  
Fall Spring
  • Period & Styles
  • Scenic Design
  • Design Elective*
  • Production Drafting
  • Lighting Design
  • Design Elective*
2nd Year  
Fall Spring
  • Advanced Lighting Design
  • Ind. Study (Mainstage Design)
  • Design Elective*
Professional Apprenticeship
3rd Year  
Fall Spring
  • Thesis Research I (Mainstage Design)
  • Costume Design
  • Design Elective*
  • Thesis Research II (Written Thesis)
  • Ind. Study (Mainstage Design)
  • Design Elective*

LIGHTING DESIGN

1st Year  
Fall Spring
  • Period & Styles
  • Lighting Design
  • Design Elective*
  • Production Drafting
  • Scenic Design
  • Design Elective*
2nd Year  
Fall Spring
  • Professional Apprenticeship
  • Advanced Lighting Design
  • Ind. Study (Mainstage Design)
  • Design Elective*
3rd Year  
Fall Spring
  • Thesis Research I (Mainstage Design)
  • Lighting Design
  • Design Elective*
  • Thesis Research II (Written Thesis)
  • Ind. Study (Mainstage Design)
  • Design Elective*

*Design Electives can include Theater special topics classes or appropriate classes in Art, Event Management, Interior Design or Museum Studies

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