Students performing in Sweeny Todd.

Production Design

MFA in Production Design


Scenic design for 'HAIR' by Paula Wang, MFA '11

Inspire audiences with innovative productions

Artists looking to establish a career in this inventive field can gain the hands-on experience needed to develop a repertoire of skills across the many aspects of production. This program also connects students directly to the vibrant professional arts community of Washington, D.C., through innovative programs and collaborations with institutions such as The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institute. 

Production Design aims to unlock students’ creativity and help them master the portfolio of practical skills essential for a career as a successful design professional. The program will offer courses that provide solid artistic training, experiential academic application and a direct opportunity to apply these skills in an intense professional environment. Students work with faculty to develop a customized three-year program that lets them develop individual styles while mastering the traditional techniques of their disciplines.

For more information, please go to the Department of Theatre and Dance website.


Areas of Focus

Costume rendering for 'Emma'



Model for Trestle at Pope Lick Creek



Lighting Design