Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design-Scenography Concentration Program By University of Kansas |Top Universities

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design-Scenography Concentration

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design-Scenography Concentration

University of Kansas

KU- Main campus, Lawrence, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 36 months

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The M.F.A. in Scenography is a three-year integrated program of study leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree, the terminal degree for professionals working in design for theatre, film, and television. Scenography classes are at the core of the curriculum and students will develop a portfolio in a wide variety of theatrical and performance genres. Students will execute realized designs in both the large Crafton-Preyer proscenium stage and the William Inge Memorial theatre (black box). Opportunities exist to work with new technologies in theatre design, including Virtual Realities. Scenography classes are at the core of the curriculum. While in the program, students will design at least 4 realized productions in the University Theatre program. They will do at least 1 lighting, 1 costume and 1 scenic design, and preferably a combination of 2 or all design areas for 1 production. Design assignments, made by the scenography faculty, will be based on the students' experience and interests (i.e., a student with little experience in lighting design will be given a less challenging project in the smaller theatre). Students work with the KU Theatre's professional staff in the realization of their designs. Successful scenography students at the University of Kansas have come from a variety of backgrounds, including theatre, art and design, illustration and architecture. Students with deficiencies in theatre production, theatre and/or art history, and painting and drawing may be required to take undergraduate courses in these areas, which could result in a longer program.