School of Communication

Master of Fine Arts in Stage Design

The MFA in Stage Design Program prepares a select group of scenery, costume, and lighting designers for professional careers in the American and international theatre and related design fields. Central to this three-year program of study is an emphasis on intensive collaboration between designers and directors, rigorous analysis of texts, thorough research and a fervent effort to nurture unique artistic voices. We believe that passionate, insightful artists immersed in a team-based environment will generate bold, compelling theatrical work.

Necessary for continuation each year is the student’s development toward mastery of a complete repertoire of graphic techniques and a heightened conceptual and design aesthetic in a primary design field, mastery of a range of fundamental abilities in a secondary field, and maturing collaboration skills.

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Master of Fine Arts in Stage Design

The MFA in Stage Design Program prepares a select group of scenery, costume, and lighting designers for professional careers in the American and international theatre and related design fields. Central to this three-year program of study is an emphasis on intensive collaboration between designers and directors, rigorous analysis of texts, thorough research and a fervent effort to nurture unique artistic voices. We believe that passionate, insightful artists immersed in a team-based environment will generate bold, compelling theatrical work.

Necessary for continuation each year is the student’s development toward mastery of a complete repertoire of graphic techniques and a heightened conceptual and design aesthetic in a primary design field, mastery of a range of fundamental abilities in a secondary field, and maturing collaboration skills.

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