Texas Tech University

Master of Fine Arts in Design

Course Type Credit Hours
Courses in Specialization 45 hours
Electives 15 hours
Total: 60 hours

All MFA students in Design must take the Core Courses in Design. Each student focuses on Scenery, Lighting, Costume, or Sound and takes the required and elective courses appropriate to that focus.

Core Courses in Design – 45 hours

  • THA 5300 Dramatic Analysis
  • THA 5303 Theatre Scene Design
  • THA 5304 Theatre Lighting Design
  • THA 5305 Theatre Costume Design
  • THA 5319 Theatre Sound Design
  • THA 5307 Performance Lab I
  • THA 5308 Performance Lab II
  • THA 5320 Theatre Planning
  • THA 5323 Theatrical Collaborations
  • THA 5335 Topics in Design/Technology
  • THA 5336 Graphics Presentations for the Theatre: Computer Drafting
  • THA 5337 Graphics Presentations for the Theatre: Computer Presentation
  • THA 5340 Period Styles of Stage Design
  • THA 5351 Mentoring Community Outreach in the Arts
  • THA 7000 Design Study (1 hour)
  • THA 7000 Design Study (1 hour)
  • THA 7000 Design Study (1 hour)

Electives – additional 15 hours as approved by the student's program advisor, selected from:

  • THA 5303 Theatre Scene Design
  • THA 5304 Theatre Lighting Design
  • THA 5305 Theatre Costume Design
  • THA 5306 Theatre History Survey
  • THA 5319 Theatre Sound Design
  • THA 5311 Advanced Directing
  • THA 5312 Theatre Management, or
    • THA 5316 Marketing the Arts
    • THA 5317 Funding the Arts
    • THA 5318 Advocacy for the Arts
  • THA 5315 Play Reading
  • THA 5331 Studies in Contemporary Theatre
  • THA 5335 Topics in Design/Technology
  • THA 5350 Seminar in Research Methods
  • THA 5372 Dramaturgy
  • THA 6001 Internship (3-6 hours)
  • ART 5310 Historical and Critical Perspectives in the Visual Arts
  • ART 5320 Graduate Drawing

MFA Design students must design a production as designated by the Head of Design as the basis for their thesis project.

Contact

School of Theatre and Dance