The types of students that excel in our program are students who are interested in multiple areas of design, who are interested in new plays, devised performances and adaptations of classics. Students who have a desire to understand, adapt and create new processes or methodologies are also welcome. Students with a few years of professional design experience, even in small theatres, tend to excel since they come with a great deal of context.
Recently, I have been supervising students in the MFA Design/Technical Theatre that do not have a BFA but have other forms of academic training plus significant years of professional experience. These students are most welcome. We see many successes here in expanding the vision of Design and the application of technology to design for live performance.
I am also interested to supervise designers who are interested in Design for Dance. We have a close relationship with the Dance Division in the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Students who are interested in Design for Dance are most welcome to contact me to talk more.