Theatre designers create entire worlds onstage. Discover and develop your own unique artistic voice as you immerse yourself in the imaginative and analytical processes of communicating design ideas. You’ll learn how to conceive of and realize the visual framework of a theatrical production through the creative use of costumes, lighting and props.
With classes in acting and directing, you’ll gain insights into all facets of mounting a theatrical performance and be prepared to make a fundamental contribution to the creative direction of a production.
You’ll benefit from the expertise of faculty members who are professional working theatre designers. Many students take advantage of the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized theatre.
Interview (Applicants must bring the portfolio to the interview)
Letter of Intent
It is your responsibility to book an interview and submit your portfolio.
When preparing your application, please remember:
Interview booking deadline: March 1
Applicants must bring their portfolio to the interview. Please do not submit your portfolio in advance of the interview.
Check program availabillity for the Fall, as late applications will continue to be accepted for certain programs for an undetermined amount of time.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.
Either recently created or completely renovated, our performance spaces encourage creativity. You will rehearse in smart rooms that look out over the city, perform in theatres with beautiful acoustics and great sightlines, and build sets and props in incredible design workshops. It’s hard to imagine what we can't do in these facilities:
Multiple performance spaces, from the large, refurbished D.B. Clarke Theatre and Loyola’s F.C. Smith Auditorium, to the Cazalet Studio, our intimate black box space
Four acting studios with sprung floors and contemporary projection and integrated sound systems (two also have lighting grids)
Two design classrooms and a lighting lab
A costume shop, plus costume storage space and a dye lab
A fully equipped scene construction shop, prop shop and prop storage