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Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design-Scenography Concentration

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M.F.A. in Theatre Design with a Concentration in Scenography Degree Requirements

The Master of Fine Arts in scenography is the terminal degree for people specializing in theatrical design at KU. The program requires both projects and realized production design. Candidates may expect to design some or all aspects of at least four productions during the program. In addition to an intensive concentration in design, the program includes courses in studio art, theory, and history of art.

To be admitted, a student must have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and submit a design portfolio with work record and three letters of recommendation. To complete the M.F.A., the student must sustain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher through 60 graduate credit hours. The following guidelines govern the distribution of hours:

Core Requirement

ADS 730 Directed Reading in Design 3

Concentration Requirements

THR 518 Scenography and the Classic Script 3
THR 519 Scenography and the Modern Script 3
THR 618 Scenography and the Musical Theatre 3
THR 619 Scenography and the Contemporary Script 3
THR 620 Scenography and the Experimental Production 3
THR 719 M.F.A. Production Seminar 6
THR 801 Professional Development Seminar 1
THR 802 Master’s Projects 6
THR 819 Advanced M.F.A. Production Seminar 6
THR 898 Investigation and Conference (for Master’s Students) 6
THR 899 Master’s Thesis 2
Electives: no limit, but a minimum of 15 hours for a total of 60 hours  

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