School of Theater production 'Dead Awaken'
School of Theater production 'Dead Awaken'

Committed to both artistry and new technology, the Lighting Design MFA Program provides professional training in the traditional craft of lighting design for theater while also enabling students to broaden their experience with additional projects in film, video, dance and art.

The curriculum covers text analysis, graphic skills and the use of systems and equipment, including computer-based technologies. Numerous production assignments help students to refine their skills and build substantial portfolios of their work.

The Program trains students in all aspects of the theatrical and concert lighting design process, including developing a conceptual approach, creating the required drafting, and clearly and successfully articulating designs. Over the course of their studies, students will produce original and expressive artistic work for the stage, reflected in a unique professional-level design portfolio, and acquire the intellectual, technical and creative skills to embark on a professional career as a lighting designer.


  • Anne Militello, Head of Lighting Design

Program Faculty


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