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Lighting Design

The concentration in Lighting Design provides individualized mentorship through practical experience in a variety of venues and genres.

Present and attentive faculty teach an extensive curriculum, designed to sharpen aesthetics and expand technical knowledge. Special attention is given to script analysis, research and collaboration techniques that drive design choices, allowing the lighting design to play a key role in establishing the world.

Our Mission

This mission of the MFA in Theatre concentration in Light Design is to provide knowledge, experience and networking opportunities that will allow the student to launch a successful career as a designer, associate and/or assistant designer. Design internships include assisting a professional lighting designer at Zach Theatre, the preeminent theatre in Austin, as well as a national opportunity.

Lighting Design Faculty

Sarah EC Maines, MFA
Head of Design and Technology
Associate Professor
USA Local 829, Lighting

Cheri Prough DeVol, MFA
Assistant Professor