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Technical Direction  Master's


What is Technical Direction at WVU like?


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 MFA in Technical Direction program will gain training techniques in:

  • Drafting
  • Carpentry
  • Welding
  • Rigging
  • AutoCAD
  • Vectorworks
  • Project Management
  • Health and Safety Construction
  • Design
  • Automation

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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What are the requirements to apply for Technical Direction 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 Technical Direction 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 additional application materials)

Applications that are incomplete or are sumbitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain

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