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Master of Fine Arts, Theatre: Design

Our program in Design is an intensive study in design with a solid grounding in craft and collaboration. We offer candidates a comprehensive pre-professional study in the disciplines of Lighting Design, Scenic Design, or Costume Design upon successful completion of 60 hours of coursework. It has not been uncommon for students within the program to study in more than one discipline. While in residence, our students develop a considerable body of work under the mentorship and guidance of their major professor. In addition the department offers the opportunity for our students to gain practical experience working in musical theatre, new play development, Shakespeare, dance, opera, as well as working in a variety of theatrical spaces. Our goal is to make sure that by the time of commencement, you are ready to work as a practitioner and entrepreneur in the live entertainment industry.

For additional information about the Design program please contact Brandon R McWilliams at