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