MFA in Stage Design Application

School Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent training is required for admission to the program.  To be considered for entrance into the graduate program the applicant must show records of current and past experience at the academic and/or professional level through résumé and references.  Students are minimally expected to have had acting, directing, basic stagecraft (as a formal course) and two semesters of theatre history.

Students must also show evidence of drawing abilities and/or technical skills and have a portfolio of work.

The MFA program in Stage Design recruits through the University/Resident Theatre Association's portfolio review and interview process in January and February annually.  On campus portfolio presentations and interviews are conducted throughout the year.  Contact Prof. Laurel Shoemaker at to set up an on campus appointment.

Graduate Design Application

Applicants for admission can begin their application at the Office of Graduate Studies Website.