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Lighting Design and Technology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Morgantown, WV, United States
The M.F.A. Lighting program emphasizes a hands-on learning environment. Students get an immersive lighting experience from production electricians, to designers, to moving light technicians, and lighting console programmers. 
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Overview

Design training features an emphasis on the development of the production and lighting aesthetic and the ability to help tell a story in a collaborative and supportive team atmosphere.

Learning outcomes

Students enrolled in the M.F.A. in Lighting Design and Technology program at West Virginia University will gain training in:

  • Vectorworks Spotlight
  • Light Plots and Paperwork
  • Programming Consoles
  • Moving Lights
  • ETC Beta Testing (Eos/Ion/Element)
  • Wiring

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Programming for Lighting
  • Principles of Stage Lighting
  • Costume Crafts Studio
  • Production Planning
  • Grad Theatre Health and Safety
  • Graduate Vocal Techniques

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits

    30 credits/year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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