The MFA 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 MFA 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.
Light Plots and Paperwork
ETC Beta Testing (Eos/Ion/Element)
Maintenance and Repair