College of the Arts
School of Theatre and Dance - Theatre Division

About This Program

Are you ready to take center stage in the world of theatre design and technology? The terminal M.F.A. degree equips students with the artistry and skills to become practicing professionals. With a flexible curriculum and concentrations in costume design, lighting design, scene design and technical direction, this three-year program offers students the opportunity to explore their areas of interest and gain hands-on experience in all aspects of theatre production. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

  • 5.6% faster than the average
  • 116,300 number of jobs
  • $69,690 potential earnings

Film and video editors

  • 21.6% much faster than the average
  • 38,300 number of jobs
  • $67,250 potential earnings

Lighting technicians and media and communication equipment workers, all other

  • 4.9% about as fast as the average
  • 26,600 number of jobs
  • $70,980 potential earnings

Set and exhibit designers

  • 1.2% slower than the average
  • 15,200 number of jobs
  • $58,180 potential earnings


National Association of Schools of Theatre

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.