The MFA in Design program is competitive, ensuring that classes are small and training is personal. At the core of the Design program is a series of design courses and hands-on practicum experiences, plus electives the student selects in consultation with a faculty advisor. These electives allow the MFA in Design student to pursue an emphasis in a particular area of design, thereby tailoring the degree to the student’s interests and career objectives. Major guest artists regularly come to campus under the sponsorship of the Department of Theatre with the specific purpose of working closely with MFA Design students.
About the MFA Design
The MFA in Design program at University of North Carolina Greensboro is planned so that students graduate with 60 hours of classes. During their course of study, students are expected to design a minimum of four fully realized productions as a part of the School of Theatre’s Mainstage, Theatre for Youth, and Studio seasons. MFA in Design students are required to design scenery, costume, lighting, and a fourth assignment in whichever area the student is specializing. The School of Theatre encourages approved design work outside the University.
There are special arrangements with Triad Stage, a professional regional theatre located in downtown Greensboro , and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, located in nearby High Point . The Department of Theatre also prepares students for regional and national competitions and interviews.
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- Period Styles in Performance Design I
- Period Styles in Performance Design II
- Introduction to Graduate Study
- Scene Design Styles
- Costume Design Styles
- Lighting Design Styles
- Scene Design Application
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application one month prior to the posted departmental deadline.
DisciplinesDesign Theatre & Dance View 404 other Masters in Design in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or appropriately-evaluated credentials for non-U.S. schools.
- Satisfactory academic standing as an undergraduate or in a post-baccalaureate program: “B” (3.0 GPA) average or better.
- Approval of the academic department in which the graduate student will major. (Assumes an undergraduate major appropriate to the proposed graduate study.)
- Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination
International1715 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 24 months.
National1715 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State653 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 653 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Greensboro
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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