Our program is grounded in the exploration of contemporary approaches to the integrated design of physical staging environments.
Collaborative design evolution across various design disciplines is emphasized in the program, with particular focus on structural and kinetic staging solutions that place performers in fluid and active structural environments.
The program is highly individualized.
Each student admitted will work with one primary advisor in a one-on-one studio environment over the three-year period.
The educational value of the studio experience is based on regularly planned projects designed as experiential labs.
The primary advisor mentors and tracks progress, guiding the development of overarching goals.
An individualized Plan of Study, designed to meet the needs of each student, is developed to track progress toward the degree.
Each student participates in a required review with graduate committee members at the end of each semester of enrollment to evaluate work done, assess progress, and plan future projects and experiences.
To complete the degree, successful completion of a minimum of 54 hours of graduate course credit is required.
All accepted students receive full tuition waiver and an assistantship.
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