Theatre (Stage Design) Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Courses Units
300-level course in primary design field 2
300-level course in secondary design field 2
Theatre 356-1, 2, 3 Drawing and Painting for the Theatre 3
Theatre 357-1, 2 Drawing and Painting for the Theatre 2
Theatre 374 Text Analysis for Theatrical Production 1
Theatre 402 Graduate Colloquium: Design Seminar Lighting, Costume, Scenery 3
Theatre 420 Collaboration: American Realism 1
Theatre 450 Topics in Stage Design (primary field) 2
Theatre 546 Design Seminar 3
Theatre 590 Research 3
Theatre Special Topics: Design Theory 1
Electives chosen from available offerings in Schools of Speech and Music, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences 10
Total Required Units 33

(In the third year, 1-3 units may be replaced with THEATRE 380 Internship in Theatre Practice with permission of the MFA faculty.)

Other MFA in Stage Design Degree Requirements

  • Examinations: assembly of yearly design portfolio for evaluation by faculty
  • Research/Projects: produced and theoretical design projects assigned by faculty
  • Master of Fine Arts Thesis: thesis portfolio demonstrating mastery of full range of graphic and conceptual skills pertaining to major area(s) of concentration and mastery of fundamental skills in secondary area(s)
  • Other: defense of thesis portfolio