MFA in Lighting Design…

 

The graduate of the program should be prepared to move successfully into a career in either professional or educational theatre.  Admission to the program is based on a portfolio review and an interview.  Interviews are normally held at the U/RTA unified auditions and the annual convention of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, as well as in Tuscaloosa.

In addition to courses taken at the University , the student will normally design lighting for both studio and mainstage productions in Tuscaloosa.  A total of 60 semester hours is required for the degree.  While the curriculum is structured, individual needs and interests are met through individually planned design and production assignments.

 

Curriculum:

Studio or Related Areas

  • TH526: Sound Production, 3 credits
  • TH527: Computer Graphics, 3 credits
  • Course Work in Related Areas, 20 credits
  • TH615: Lighting Design I, 3 credits
  • TH616: Lighting Design II, 3 credits
  • TH618: Lighting Design III, 3 credits
  • TH628: Problems in Theatre Arts: Design, 3 credits
  • Total Studio or Related – 38 credits

Other Studies in Theatre

  • TH551: Theatre History I, 3 credits
  • TH552: Theatre History II, 3 credits
  • Total Other – 6 credits

Students may select 16 credits from the following electives…

  • TH520: Graduate Technical Direction, 3 credits
  • TH521: Period Décor, 3 credits
  • TH523: 2D Drafting for the Theatre, 3 credits
  • TH525: Scene Painting, 3 credits
  • TH533: Costume Design I, 3 credits
  • TH537: Drawing and Painting, 3 credits
  • TH570: Theatre Management, 3 credits
  • TH622: Scene Design I, 3 credits
  • TH623: Scene Design II, 3 credits
  • TH600: Advanced Theatre Practicum, 1 credit
  • TH620: Advanced Theatre Technology, 3 credits
  • Total Electives – 16 credits

For more information, please contact Bill Teague, Director of Lighting Design Program, wteague@as.ua.edu.