MFA in Theatre: Properties Design and Management

Our program provides opportunities to work and study in a variety of topic areas including: shadow puppetry, visually-based theatre, multimedia rendering, and Japanese theatre.


Students begin designing and building properties for productions in their first year of the program.

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 the progress of the student through these projects and guides the development of the student's overarching goals and curricular needs.

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 60 hours of course credit is required. The program is designed to be completed in three years.

All accepted students receive full tuition waiver and an assistantship.

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