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Lighting Design and Technology  Master's

Overview

What is Lighting Design and Technology at WVU like?

Description

The MFA Lighting program emphasizes a hands-on learning environment. Students get an immersive lighting experience from production electricians, to designers, to moving light technicians and lighting console programmers.

Coupled with significant production experience, our MFA Lighting students get to work with ETC consoles running beta software, new LED fixtures and moving lights. Production design opportunities include theatre, opera, dance, musical theatre and special events.

Design training features an emphasis on the development of the production and lighting aesthetic and the ability to help tell a story in a collaborative and supportive team atmosphere.

Students enrolled in the MFA in Lighting Design and Technology program will gain training in:

  • Design
  • Vectorworks Spotlight
  • Light Plots and Paperwork
  • Programming Consoles
  • Moving Lights
  • ETC Beta Testing (Eos/Ion/Element)
  • Wiring
  • Hang/Focus
  • Cueing
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Management
  • Teaching

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Lighting Design and Technology at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Lighting Design and Technology graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV

Additional application considerations:

  • Portfolio (Physical)
  • Interview (Please contact the program coordinator for more information regarding the addidtional application materials)

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