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Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology - Costume Design and Technology Kent State University Kent State University, USA

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USD 19186

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USD 70

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24 months


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Program Overview

The Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design and Technology is a terminal degree designed for those who are interested in achieving the artistry and skills necessary to qualify as practicing professionals in the entertainment industry and/or professional theatre educators. The program is a three-year course of study with a flexible curriculum for students to explore areas of special interest.

The Theatre Design and Technology major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Costume Design and Technology concentration prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry, professional theatre or theatre education. Students study both design and technology, including related areas such as dye techniques, costume crafts and wigs and makeup. Students also design costumes for main-stage departmental productions. The curriculum includes core classes in theatre history, dramatic theory and historical periods.

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Acquire creative and technical ability to develop the design of a production from concept to finished product.
  • Acquire advanced abilities in the unification of all design elements used in professional production.
  • Understand analytical or academically oriented theatre studies in areas related to and supportive of the work in the major field such as history, theory, dramatic literature and performance studies.
  • Understand information resources associated with theatrical design and production.
  • Produce full working drawings for mounted productions.
  • Analyze text, music and dance and the ways that historical, critical and theoretical content inform playwriting, acting, directing and design.
  • Communicate ideas clearly and effectively to the theatre community, production teams and the public.
  • Know the history of their area of specialization and have the ability to integrate that history into production design.
  • Know current technology, tools and methods in their area of specialization and have the ability to integrate technology into production design.
  • Know health and safety practices associated with theatre production.
  • Communicate and navigate effectively within the field of professional theatrical production design.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics and practice.
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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit

Program Intake


Aug 2024


Jan 2024, May 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree.

    6 IELTS Score
    71 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    100 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    62% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    USD 70

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    12676 Per year

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