M.F.A. On Campus

Production Technology

36 months
17436 USD/year
17436 USD/year
9444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.F.A. Production Technology program at Ohio University prepares students for careers as technicians in the professional theater and related fields. Our training provides employable skills which result in excellent job opportunities upon graduation.


The M.F.A. Production Technology program at Ohio University areas include technical direction, costume technology and crafts, and props technology (artisanship). The program is structured to allow specialization and to encourage dual area interests. With a graduate population of 25-30 design and technology students, classes tend to be small and intense, so students get a lot of individual attention and mentoring.

Each semester ends with a review by all of the faculty of recent student work. Over the course of the three years, emphasis is placed on professional portfolio development which synthesizes classes, production and resume building employment. Classes in Performance Photography and Portfolio support this emphasis.

Summer work in the field is required, as is yearly national conference attendance.


The majority of our productions are designed by students and all are produced by our students. With two main staged and four lab spaces, all production technicians get at least two main stage and several lab theater design experiences. All technicians will work with professional directors, designers and actors as part of the Tantrum Theater professional component of the School. Production technician students are widely sought after for student films and dance productions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Portfolio and Performance Photography
  • Design Skills - Figure Drawing and Costume Illustration Techniques
  • Theatrical Design Skills - The Space
  • Vectorworks for the Theater
  • Scenography Seminar
  • Lighting Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate students are selected after careful review of portfolios, writing, or auditions. An online application through the Graduate College begins the process, but each candidate is accepted by the program head of the specific program. The GRE is not required, however a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required, except in cases of provisional admittance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    9444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4722 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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