Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design

Students in the graduate Lighting Design program have the opportunity to work with current equipment and technology including intelligent lighting and design visualization software. Graduate students in the lighting program design for The School of Theatre and Dance's annual production season and have the opportunity to design for Porthouse Theatre and other Entertainment Technology Projects, as well as receiving experience through arranged internships with professional theatre companies. 

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Jakyung Seo

Lighting Design
(330) 672-2082

Admission and Portfolio Requirements

Individuals seeking admission to the Master of Fine Arts program in Design and Technology must apply for graduate admission to Kent State University, apply for admission to the School of Theatre and Dance, and pass a portfolio review for their chosen specialization of costume design, lighting design, scenic design, or theatre technology.

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MFA Design and Technology Portfolio Requirements and Instructions

Lighting Design Plan of Study

Students seeking an MFA in Lighting Design will complete a total of 60 credit hours, 27 hours of core courses and 33 hours of course work in their concentration.

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