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, projection, 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
Lighting DesignProjections/Multimedia Design
Light rendering by Max Doolittle, 2nd year MFA candidate in lighting design
Full Circle: Bridging the Gap, projections by Mark Costello, Fall 2016, University of Maryland
Video concept renderings by Kelly Colburn for The School of Bento Bonchev, Spring 2017, University of Maryland
Mark Costello and Kelly Colburn testing surface projects for Baltimore, Spring 2016, University of Maryland
Projection design rendering by Paul Deziel, The Glass Menagerie, Spring 2016, The Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage (Chicago)
Projections design by Professor Jared Mezzocchi, Vietgone, Fall 2016, Manhattan Theatre Club (NYC)