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Theatre Design and Technical Production

36 months
31622 USD/year
31622 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design and Technical Production at Tulane University offers an in-depth study of theatrical design areas with an emphasis on preparing the student for a career in the professional theatre or as a teacher of a specialized field at the university level. 


About this Degree

  • The Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design and Technical Production at Tulane University places concentration and emphasis on design as a collaborative process with equal emphasis on technical and creative skills as learned both through classwork and practical production.
  • The program is a three-year program. Two and a half years are spent in residence and one semester of the third year in an internship with a professional theatre. Students with an MA in design or production may, at the discretion of the faculty, complete their degree sooner. Normally, 48 hours of course work are required for completion of the degree. In addition, six hours are earned with the internship assignment and a thesis production.
  • It is the philosophy of the design faculty that the design process is best taught through the realization of designs in actual production situations. Each year, the Department of Theatre and Dance provides a number of opportunities for such realized design projects.
  • The department produces three to four mainstage productions and one dance concert each year directed by faculty or guest directors. Students in design and technical direction are assigned to these projects as their skills develop. The Third Year Thesis Project becomes the culmination of a number of realized projects.
  • The selection of this production is intended to provide a showcase of each student's talents and skill. Each student's work is reviewed by the faculty on a semester-to-semester basis. 

Programme Structure


  • Theatrical Drafting and Model Making 
  • Design Fundamentals 
  • Portfolio Techniques
  • Period Styles for Designers 
  • Rendering for Designers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The GRE is no longer required.
  • fill in the required information on all sections of the application
  • upload a personal statement
  • enter the names and requested contact information of three people who will submit (on-line) letters of academic and/or professional recommendation
  • upload the most recent unofficial transcript from each university attended (for transcripts in a language other than English, please upload the original copy of a certified English translation with an explanation of the grading system)
  • upload writing sample, if required by the department

Tuition Fee

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    31622 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31622 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    31622 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31622 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 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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