Canada’s foremost Masters in Fine Arts program in production design for professional theatre designers training to Associated Designers of Canada standards of practice.
You will learn:
- Normally a two-year degree; a one-year degree is available if qualifications are met.
- Numerous studio and practical opportunities to develop and refine your skills in lighting, costume and set design
- Intensive Studio Design Courses
- Specific courses in Costume, Lighting and Scenic Painting Techniques
- Assistant Design assignments to Professional Designers and Faculty
- Individualized interaction with faculty theatre design specialists, and a highly experienced team of production technicians, wardrobe staff and administrators
- MFA Theatre Design candidates at design lights, sets or costumes for 3 productions of varying style and scale, and they are responsible for the total production design of a U of A Studio Theatre main stage production as their thesis project
- How to be a Professional Theatre Designer
- Drawing and Painting Techniques
- Graphic Presentation Skills
- Artistic Collaboration and Communication
- Time Management
- Portfolio Development and Presentation
Successful applicants have an undergraduate degree and are seeking to further develop and refine their theatre design skills. Professional design experience and a resume of related theatre experience are preferred, although an additional qualifying year is possible.