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Offering innovative continuing education arts courses designed to meet the needs of both emerging artists and lifelong learners.
Focusing on the development of the skills and knowledge needed for professional scene designers, the Scene Design Program fosters the designer’s multifaceted contribution to a project beyond providing a visual background.
Drawing from a world-class faculty with active design practices in international, regional, and Broadway venues, the curriculum explores all aspects of live performance as a collaborative process, giving special attention to the shaping of artistic vision, aesthetic sophistication, critical thinking, and craft.
As scene designers are visual artists who work in theater, the program closely allies with other visual arts programs at CalArts, as well as the performance programs in dance, music, and film/video.
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