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Lighting Design and Technology

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.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation

Additional Application Information

Portfolio (Physical), InterviewPlease contact the program coordinator for more information regarding the additional application materials.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

August 1

Spring Deadline

January 1

Summer Deadline


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.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

National Association of the Schools of Theatre

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