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Technical Direction

Technical production encompasses the design, construction and implementation of scenery using a wide array of technologies, materials and techniques. Students gain hands-on experience in planning and managing the process from design to strike.

Students enrolled in the M.F.A. in Technical Direction program will gain training techniques in:
- Drafting
- Carpentry
- Welding
- Rigging
- AutoCAD
- Vectorworks
- Project Management
- Health and Safety Construction
- Design
- Automation

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation

Additional Application Information

Portfolio, Interview

Please 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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