Develop your ability to work visually in a collaborative setting. Immerse yourself in the imaginative and analytical processes of communicating design ideas to create entire worlds on stage and in diverse of performance spaces. Discover and develop your own unique artistic voice as you explore the vast possibilities inherent in the world of scenographic innovation.
In a Faculty of Fine Arts that ranks among the very best in North America, with next-level facilities for creating set, costumes, lighting and props, you’ll learn how to conceive of and realize the visual framework of a theatrical production.
Courses balance conceptual and technical training led by eminent practitioners in their field. With an emphasis on learning by experiencing — including helping design department productions — you’ll be well-positioned to take on the professional world of performance design in a live context.
Take in Montreal’s vibrant cultural scene through field trips to venues like Le Grand Costumier and a constellation of theatres that regularly present new works by artists in Quebec and from around the world.
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
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 available for the Fall Term only.
March 1 (applicants from Canada)*
February 1 (applicants from outside Canada)*
Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
The Design for the Theatre program opens up careers paths in many fields, including:
Other programs of interest
Studio Art (BFA)
As a Studio Art major, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a concentration or combine any of our seven disciplines: Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia/Cyberarts (Performance, Video, Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Installation.