Lighting Design and Technology (MFA)
The M.F.A. 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 M.F.A. 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 M.F.A. in Lighting Design and Technology program will gain training in:
- Vectorworks Spotlight
- Light Plots and Paperwork
- Programming Consoles
- Moving Lights
- ETC Beta Testing (Eos/Ion/Element)
- Maintenance and Repair
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation
Fall DeadlineMarch 1
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
National Association of the Schools of Theatre