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
TDPS alumnus Kenneth Lewis ('81) is featured in this summer's Terp Magazine for his work as chief of the division of performing arts and production manager at Wolf Trap National Park.
Congratulations to TDPS playwriting professor Jennifer Barclay on being awarded the 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theater.