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People and Programs

The Graduate Program

Our next admission deadline is January 15, 2017, for the class to enter Fall of 2017.

We are currently in the process of hiring a new Scenic Design Professor and are excited about the opportunity to explore new directions and areas with our scenic design MFA program beginning in Fall 2017.

Scene Design and Technology

A well-conceived and -executed design rewards the performer and audience with the physical world for a story that did not exist before the creative team came together.  That’s why we emphasize a collaborative commitment to storytelling in our curriculum.
Working on departmental productions and on theoretical projects helps develop mastery of the scenic design process by focusing on:

These topics are fully explored in Scenic Design and Technology Studio or in special classes over a three-year course of studies. Courses in Scenic Construction Techniques and Technical Direction, give students a unique opportunity to bring together artistic and project management skills in both design and technology.

The program features individual mentorship by professionals. It prepares students for careers in the theatrical profession or academia.

Email technical director Michael Cottom

Email guest scenic designer Kris Stone

Download the benchmarks for the Scenic Design MFA program (PDF).

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