Theatre

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The Meadows Division of Theatre is one of the most highly regarded training programs in the country.

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Students select from the Acting track or the Theatre Studies track.

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The Division of Theatre produces 8-10 main stage shows of new and classical works every year. Pictured: Artist-in-residence Will Power works with students.

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Students can produce their own plays through the SMUST organization and may also apply for Meadows Exploration grants to help supplement production costs.

M.F.A. in Design

Collaboration and open discussion is important in our building.

  • Read the play
  • Have an idea
  • Gather imagery
  • Formulate the design
  • Collaborate with your peers
  • Produce the kind of work you dream about

You will design our season.

The first year of study includes extensive classroom projects and the development of foundational artistic and collaborative skills in scenery, costume and lighting design.

The second year allows for flexibility and personalized instruction. Classes are kept small and select. Students may choose to study one or two areas of design. Regardless, you will receive three years of training in your design area.

The third year we prepare you for the professional world. This is the transition year from student to young professional. Students work with companies that include, the Dallas Theater Center (LORT), Dallas Shakespeare, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Dallas Opera, and Undermain Theatre. The design faculty maintains strong ties to many national theatres that also provide opportunities.

Upon graduation we present you to New York City at our annual Design Showcase East.

Accelerate your career at Southern Methodist University.

SMU Theatre — 50 years of excellence in Stage Design

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