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MFA Design Academic and Schedule Information

Registration Information - Spring 2020:

Course #

SLN

Course

who takes?

421

13131

Figure drawing, Richlovsky All costume and scenic

510A

13143 Scenic studio, Lynch First and second year scenic design

510B

13144 Costume studio, Trout First and second year costume design, first year scenic design

510 C

13145 Exit projects All third year designers

512

13146 Advanced lighting (Korf)
1-4 credits
 2nd year lighting designers

514 A

13147 Scenic seminar (Lynch),
2 credits
scenic designers

514 B

13148 Costume seminar, Trout costume designers

514 C

13149 Lighting colloquium, Korf  lighting designers

519 A

21135 Projections design, Braun

530 A

21749 Adv lighting Prac, Smith First year scenic

 

Courses of study

General course of study for MFA in design students (PDF).

Going on leave

A 10-week internship is required in your third year. In your internship ("professional") quarter you may choose to go on leave, so that you don't pay tuition. Because of visa requirements, international students may not go on leave in fall quarter and may want to complete their professional quarter in the summer. To go on leave, fill out a web-based form and pay a $25 fee. Please Note: Graduate students are required to remain in graduate status -- registered or on leave. Students who do not remain in graduate status will be required to pay a $250 reinstatement fee

If you have any financial aid out you should apply and pay for going on-leave no later than the second Friday of the quarter. Students who are officially on-leave by the 2nd Friday of the quarter will have their on-leave status reported to the National Student Clearinghouse.

Applying for your degree

In your final quarter of your third year: You must complete

You can apply for your degree starting the first week of the quarter. They will ask if you're in a thesis program, and please indicate that you are not. You have until the last day of classes of the quarter to complete the on line application, but it will only take you a couple of minutes so it would be great to file early and get it done. No charge. Trying to file for your degree after the last day of classes will mean at least a $250 charge, plus delays.

Commencement registration starts in early May, and their web site (link below) has information on signing up to walk in the ceremony, reserving tickets for guests, etc. Commencement is entirely different from filing for your degree, signing up to go through Commencement will not work unless you have filed for your degree as above.

Thesis information

Note - starting in 2019 MFA designers will not be submitting a thesis to the grad school.

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