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Design

Yale University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
32800 USD/year
32800 USD/year
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About

The Design department at Yale University encourages students to discover their own processes of formulating design ideas, to develop a discriminating standard for their own endeavors, and above all to prepare for a creative and meaningful professional life in the broad range of theatre activities.

Overview

The purpose of the Design department at Yale University is to develop theatre artists who are masterful designers in set, costume, lighting, projection, and sound for the theatre.

Learning outcomes

In the belief that theatre is a collaborative art, it is hoped that, through their Yale School of Drama experience, design students discover a true sense of joy in working with other people, especially directors, and realize the excitement of evolving a production through the process of collaboration. Finally, the department endeavors to create an atmosphere conducive to creative experimentation, tempered by honest, open criticism and disciplined study.

Theatre is an act of transformation, and for designers it is the transformation of words into visual and musical imagery. Set, costume, and, to a certain extent, lighting and projection designers must have the capacity for visual expression, with its foundation set firmly in the ability to draw and sketch clearly and expressively. Drawing is not merely a technique for presentation; it is the language that reveals one's thoughts and thus creates a dialogue among the director, the designers, and their colleagues. Through drawing, one observes and records one's world. Drawing informs and clarifies one's vision and is an integral part of the formulation of a design. Drawing should be as natural to the visual designer as speaking; therefore, to keep their drawing skills honed, all design students are required to take a weekly life drawing class offered by the department.

Students are admitted to the department on the basis of their artistic abilities as shown in their portfolios, as well as their commitment to the theatre and their ability to articulate their ideas.

Each entering class is unique, with the ratio of set to costume to lighting to projection designers varying according to the qualifications of the applicants. Approximately twelve students are admitted each year. The Design department faculty make a strong, personal commitment to each student that is accepted. There is no second-tier status. All students participate at the same level and are expected to complete the program of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Scene Design: Background and Practice
  • Costume Design: Background and Practice
  • Stagecraft for Designers
  • Introduction to Lighting Design (non-lighting designers)
  • Advanced Problems in Stage Lighting (lighting designers only)
  • Introduction to Sound Design (lighting and projection designers only)
  • Life Drawing Studio
  • Digital Imaging for Designers

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Design application (set, costume, lighting and projection) includes a required statement of purpose, résumé, one letter of recommendation, in addition to the name and address of two other references, and an academic transcript and the submission of a portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    32800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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