This program includes many production-design assignments at the CRT as well as on-the-job training with professional technicians in other areas of design, puppet arts and production crafts. Most students in this program create the principal costume design for as many as three fully mounted Studio Works and Main Stage CRT productions during their three years of residency. One Main Stage design during the third year will serve as the student’s official MFA final project.
During the second semester of the second year of this MFA program, students have the option of studying abroad. The University of Connecticut has an active exchange program with Bournemouth University, College of Arts and Design. It is an institution located on the picturesque Southern Coast of England in Dorset, a short train ride from London. The College specializes in film and television design and production, among other more traditional costume arts and crafts.
Because all of our faculty designers (scenic, costume and lighting) work professionally in prestigious regional theatre venues as well as Off- and On-Broadway, graduate students often have the opportunity to assist in support work on their projects, gaining experience in a variety of venues and establishing invaluable contacts within the professional design world. The department also encourages graduate students (often with financial support) to attend and participate actively in such organizations as USITT and OISTAT at the Prague Quadrennial and Young Designers’ Forum as another bridge into the professional world.
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- Practicum in Theatre Studies
- Field Studies Internship in Design/Technical Theatre
- Internship in Dramatic Arts
- Independent Study in Theatre Studies
- Special Topics in Theatre Studies
- Studies in Costume Design
- Costume Design: Poetic Realism
- Costume Design: Comic Exaggeration
- Costume Design: Tragedy and Post Modernism
- Costume Design: Fantasy and Opera
- Costume Design: Dance and Musicals
- Costume Design: Performance Art
- Costume Design: Film
- Studies in Applied Costume Craft
- 36 months
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DisciplinesFashion Design Theatre & Dance View 286 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United States
- You must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.
- They do not consider 3 year bachelor’s degrees from India, Canada, or Australia to be equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree. However, additional graduate level course work after earning a 3 year bachelor’s degree maybe considered for equivalency.
- You must submit all applicable, official transcripts.
- Many programs require submission of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Some programs require specific GRE Subject Tests. Business programs require the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
International2054 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2054 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
National1442 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
In-State853 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 853 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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