Candidates admitted into this program will be selected on the following criteria:

  • Audition by portfolio in design or production
  • Undergraduate Degree in the Arts (Visual Art, Dance, Music, Theatre, etc.) with a 3.0 g.p.a. overall and in upper division major courses; or completion of minor in Dance or Theatre with similar course work
  • Professional goals which can be supported through the plan of study
  • Completion of all application materials

MFA applicants must complete the following prerequisite courses in order to be considered for the MFA degree; these undergraduate courses are normally contained in an undergraduate program in Design and Production. All candidates who have not completed the prerequisite coursework will be admitted into the program on conditional status.  Removal of the conditional status will occur after all prerequisite work has been completed.  MFA Candidates may fulfill prerequisite requirements while completing graduate courses. All prerequisite courses fulfilled at Saint Mary’s or other institutions must be taken for a letter grade.

Prerequisite Courses (or equivalent professional experience) in Design and/or Production.  Two courses from any of the following areas:

  • Lighting Design
  • Set Design
  • Costume Design
  • Stage Management
  • Production Management
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