The M.F.A. degree is a pre-professional, terminal degree that emphasizes the development of particular production related skills. The three-year MFA degree offers superior students advanced training and opportunities in costume, lighting, or scene design. Maryland offers students not only coursework and studio time, but opportunities to realize their designs on the main stage and in the School's various spaces in our 130 million dollar Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
The program prepares the student to enter the professional theatre and entertainment fields. MFA students in design work with an award-winning faculty of professional designers and have opportunities to intern at the more than 75 professional theatres in the Washington/Baltimore corridor.
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Stunning at Woolly Mammoth - set design by Dan Conway - Click here to go to Professor Conway's professional website
The Me Nobody Knows - set design by April Joy Tritchler, 2nd year MFA candidate in set design
Collidescope - set design by Lydia Francis, 3rd year MFA candidate in set design
Come to the 2015 MFA Design Exhibition, May 18 and May 20!
Light rendering by Max Doolittle, 2nd year MFA candidate in lighting design
Check out this beautiful feature about TDPS Design professor Misha Kachman in Live Design Magazine! See pages 107-122 for "Misha Kachman: Painting Outside the Lines" by Davi Napoleon, with some stunning photos:
The schedule of TDPS-sponsored related events at Maryland Day 2016.
On Wednesday, February 24, about 20 UMD TDPS undergraduate and graduate students took a field trip up to New York City to see the highly acclaimed new musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda.