Theatre Design Programs

The following list of theatre design programs is divided into three categories: “Undergraduate Theatre Design Programs”, “Graduate Theatre Design Programs”, and “Further Education in Theatre Design”. The programs below are sorted alphabetically by country, with the US separated into states and Canada into provinces.

For the purposes of this list, “theatre design” refers to programs related to costumes, props, set, and general design. And if you know of a program that’s missing from the list, you can always let us know!

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Undergraduate Theatre Design Programs

Canada

Alberta

University of Alberta – Theatre Design, BFA

University of Lethbridge – Dramatic Arts: Technical/Design, BFA


British Columbia

Simon Fraser University – Theatre: Production and Design, BFA

Univerisity of British Columbia – Design and Production, BFA

University of Victoria – Theatre: Design Focus, BFA


Manitoba

The University of Winnipeg – Theatre and Film: Design Concentration, BA


Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University – Theatre: Costume Studies, BA

Dalhousie University – Theatre: Stage Design and Technical Theatre, BA


Ontario

Brock University – Dramatic Arts: Production and Design, BA


Quebec

Concordia University – Design for the Theatre, BFA

University of Saskatchewan – Theatre: Design, BFA


Saskatchewan

University of Regina – Theatre: Design Concentration, BA


England

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College – Prop Making & Special Effects, BA

Nottingham Trent University – Design for Performance, BA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Costume Construction, BA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Design for Performance, BA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Prop Making, BA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Scenic Painting, BA

Rose Bruford College – Costume Production, BA

Rose Bruford College –  Design for Performance, BA

Rose Bruford College – Scenic Arts (Construction, Props & Painting), BA

University of Derby – Costume and Set Design, BA

University of the Arts London – Costume for Performance, BA

University of the Arts London –  Costume for Theatre & Screen, BA

University of the Arts London – Hair, Makeup, and Prosthetics for Performance, BA

University of the Arts London – Theatre Design, BA


Italy

Nuova Accademia Di Bella Arti – (English/Italian) Theatre: Set Design, BA


USA

Alabama

Auburn University – Theatre: Design/Tech, BFA

Samford University – Theatre: Production Design & Technology, BA

University of Alabama – Theatre: Design and Technical Production Concentration, BFA

University of Alabama at Birmingham – Theatre: Design/Technology, BA

The University of Montevallo – Theatre: Design/Technology, BFA


Arizona

Arizona State University – Theatre: Design/Production, BA

University of Arizona – Theatre: Design and Technical Production, BFA


Arkansas

Harding University – Theatre: Design/Production, BA

University of Arkansas – Theatre with Design and Technology Concentration, BA


California

Academy of Art University – Costume Design, BFA

CalArts – Design and Production, BFA

Concordia University Irvine – Theatre: Design & Technical Production, BA

CSU East Bay – Theatre Arts: Technology and Design Option, BA

Saint Mary’s College – Design and Technical Theatre, BA

San Diego State University – Theatre: Emphasis in Design and Technology, BA

Santa Clara University – Theatre: Focus on Design & Technology, BA

USC School of Dramatic Arts – Theatrical Design, BFA

UC Irvine – Theatre – Honors in Design, BA

Vanguard University – Theatre Arts: Technical/Design Concentration, BA


Colorado

Colorado Mesa University – Theatre: Design/Technology, BFA

Colorado State University – Theatre: Design and Technology Concentration, BA

Fort Lewis College – Theatre: Design & Technology Concentration, BA

University of Colorado Boulder – Design, Technology and Management BFA

University of Northern Colorado – Theatre Design and Technology, BA


Connecticut

Eastern Connecticut State University – Theatre: Fashion & Costume Design Minor, BA

University of Connecticut – Theatre: Design and Tech, BFA


Florida

Florida Atlantic University – Theatre: Design/Technology, BFA

Florida Southern College – Theatre Arts: Technical Theatre and Design, BFA

University of Central Florida – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

University of Florida – Costume Design, BFA

University of Florida – Scene Design, BFA

University of South Florida – Theatre: Design, BA


Georgia

Brenau University – Theatre Design and Technology, BFA

Columbus State University – Design/Technical Theatre, BFA

Kennesaw State University – Theatre: Design and Technology Concentration, BA

University of North Georgia – Design and Technology for Theatre, BFA

University of West Georgia – Theatre: Design & Technology Concentration, BFA


Illinois

Columbia College – Theatre Design and Technology, BA

DePaul University – Costume Design, BFA

DePaul University – Costume Technology, BFA

DePaul University – Scene Design, BFA

Elmhurst College – Theatre: Design and Technology Concentration, BA

Illinois State University – Design and Production, BA

Illinois Wesleyan University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Millikin University – Theatre: Design and Production, BFA

Northern Illinois University – Design and Technology, BFA

University of Illinois Chicago – Theatre Design, Production and Technology, BA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Costume Design & Technology, BFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Scenic Technology, BFA


Indiana

Ball State University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BA, BS

Indiana University South Bend – Theatre: Design/Technical, BFA

Purdue University – Theatre: Design & Production, BA

University of Evansville – Theatre Design & Technology, BFA, BS


Iowa

Drake University – Theatre: Design & Technology, BFA

University of Northern Iowa – Theatre: Design and Production, BA


Kansas

University of Kansas – Theatre Design, BFA


Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University – Theatre: Design or Technology, BFA

Western Kentucky University – Design and Technology, BFA


Louisiana

Louisiana State University – Design and Technology, BA

Tulane University – Theatre: Design, BFA


Maryland

University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Theatre: Design & Production, BA


Massachusetts

Boston University – Costume Design, BFA

Boston University – Scene Design, BFA

Dean College – Theatre: Production and Design, BA

Emerson College – Theatre Design/Technology, BFA

Smith College – Theatre: Design Emphasis, BA

Westfield State University – Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Track, BA


Michigan

Hope College – Theatre: Design Track, BA

Michigan State University – Theatre Design, BFA

Oakland University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Wayne State University – Design and Technology, BFA

Western Michigan University – Theatre Design and Technical Production, BFA


Minnesota

St. Cloud State University – Theatre: Design and Technology Specialization, BA

University of Minnesota – Theatre Arts: Design & Technology, BFA


Mississippi

University of Mississippi – Theatre: Emphasis in Design and Theatre Production, BFA

University of Southern Mississippi – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA


Missouri

Missouri State University – Theatre: Design, Technology and Stage Management, BFA

Southeast Missouri State University – Theatre: Design & Technology, BFA

Stephens College – Costume Design, BFA

University of Central Missouri – Theatre Design/Technology, BFA

University of Missouri – Design/Technical Theatre, BA

Webster University – Theatre: Costume Design, BFA

Webster University – Theatre: Scene Design, BFA

Webster University – Theatre: Scene Painting, BFA


Nebraska

Nebraska Wesleyan University – Theatre Design and Technology, BFA

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Design/Technical Production, BFA


Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno – Theatre: Design/Technology Specialization, BA


New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire – Theatre: Design & Technology Option, BA


New Jersey

Kean University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Montclair State University – Theatre: Design, Technology & Management, BFA

Rutgers University – Theatre: Design, BFA

Stockton University – Theatre/Design and Production, BA


New Mexico

The University of New Mexico – Design and Technology for Performance, BFA


New York

Adelphi University – Theatre Arts: Design and Technology, BFA

Brooklyn College – Design & Technical Production, BFA

Fordham University – Theatre: Design and Production, BA

Fredonia State University of New York – Theatrical Production & Design, BFA

Ithaca College – Theatre Production and Design, BFA

Long Island University – Theatre: Design & Production, BFA

Niagra University – Theatre: Design & Production, BFA

Pace University – Production and Design for Stage and Screen, BFA

Purchase College, SUNY – Theatre Design and Technology, BFA

SUNY Oswego – Theatre: Design and Technical Concentration, BA

University at Buffalo – Theatre: Design and Technology, BA, BFA


North Carolina

Appalachian State University – Theatre: Design/Technology, BA

East Carolina University – Theatre Arts: Design and Production Concentration, BFA

Elon University – Theatrical Design and Technology, BA

UNC Greensboro – Design/Technology, BFA

University of North Carolina Charlotte – Theatre: Design/Tech Concentration, BA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Costume Design and Technology, BFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Scene Design, BFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Scene Painting, BFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Wig & Makeup Design, BFA


North Dakota

North Dakota State University – Theatre Arts: Design & Tech, BFA


Ohio

Baldwin Wallace University – Theatre: Design & Technical, BA

Cleveland State University – Theatre: Design/Technical Track, BA

Kent State University – Theatre Design and Technology, BFA

Ohio University – Theatre Production Design and Technology, BFA

Otterbein University – Theatre: Design & Technology, BFA

University of Cincinnati – Costume Design and Technology, BFA

University of Cincinnati – Stage Design, Props, and Scenic Art, BFA

University of Findlay – Theatre: Emphasis in Design and Technology, BA


Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University – Theatre: Design and Production, BFA

University of Central Oklahoma – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

University of Oklahoma – Theatre: Design Emphasis, BFA


Oregon

Lewis & Clark College – Theatre: Concentration in Design/Technical Theatre, BA


Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University – Theatre: Design and Technology Emphasis, BA

Carnegie Mellon University – Costume Design, BFA

Carnegie Mellon University – Scenic Design, BFA

Clarion University – Theatre: Design / Technical Director Concentration, BFA

East Stroudsburg University – Theatre: Design/Technical Theatre, BA

Lycoming College – Theatre: Design/Technology Concentration, BA

Muhlenberg College – Theatre: Design & Technical Theatre Concentration, BA

Penn State University – Theatre: Design & Technology, BFA

Seton Hill University – Theatre Design and Technology, BA

Slippery Rock University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Susquehanna University – Theatre: Production and Design, BA

Temple University – Musical Theatre: Design and Production Concentration, BFA

University of the Arts – Theatre: Design & Technology, BFA

Wilkes University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BA


South Carolina

Anderson University – Theatre: Design, BA

Coastal Carolina University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

College of Charleston – Theatre: Costume Design and Technology, BA

College of Charleston – Theatre: Scenic/Lighting Design and Technology, BA

Winthrop University – Theatre: Design/Technical Emphasis, BA


South Dakota

University of South Dakota – Theatre – Design/Technology Specialization, BFA


Tennessee

Austin Peay State University – Theatre and Dance: Design Concentration, BA, BFA

East Tennessee University – Theatre: Design/Production, BA

Belmont University – Theatre: Production Design, BFA

University of Memphis – Theatre: Design & Technical Production, BFA


Texas

Baylor University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Sam Houston State University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

The University of Texas El Paso – Theatre: Technology and Design Concentration, BA

Texas Christian University – Theatre: Design, BFA

Texas Tech University – Theatre Design, BFA

University of Houston – Theatre: Production and Design, BFA

University of North Texas – Theatre: Design/Tech Concentration, BA

University of Texas Arlington – Theatre Arts: Design and Technology, BFA


Utah

Southern Utah University – Theatre Design & Technology, BFA

University of Utah – Performing Arts Design, BFA

Utah State University – Design and Technology, BFA

Utah Valley University – Theatre Arts: Theatre Design and Production Emphasis, BFA


Virginia

Christopher Newport University – Theatre: Design/Technical Theatre, BA

Shenandoah University – Theatre Design and Production: Costume Design, BFA

Shenandoah University – Theatre Design and Production: Scenic Design, BFA


Washington

Central Washington University – Theatre: Design and Production, BFA

Pacific Lutheran University – Design/Technical, BFA

Seattle Pacific University – Theatre: Production and Design Emphasis, BA

University of Washington – Drama: Design, BA

Western Washington University – Theatre: Costume or Scenic Design Concentration, BA


West Virginia

West Virginia University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA


Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin La Crosse – Theatre: Design/Technical Concentration, BA


Wyoming

University of Wyoming – Theatre: Design/Tech, BFA


Wales

Aberystwyth University – (English/Welsh) Theatre and Performance Design, BA

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – Design for Performance, BA

University of Wales Trinity Saint David – Theatre: Design and Production, BA


Graduate Theatre Design Programs

Canada

Alberta

University of Alberta – Theatre Design, MFA


British Columbia

Univerisity of British Columbia – Design/Production, MFA

University of Victoria – Design, MFA


England

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Scenography, MA/MFA

University of the Arts London – Costume Design for Performance, MA

University of the Arts London – Performance: Design and Practice, MA

University of the Arts London – Theatre and Performance Design, MA


Ireland

Trinity College Dublin – Stage Design, MFA


USA

Alabama

The University of Alabama – Theatre: Design & Technical Production, MFA

The University of Alabama – Theatre: Costume Design and Production, MFA


California

Academy of Art University – Costume Design, MFA

CalArts – Costume Design, MFA

CalArts – Scene Design, MFA

San Diego State University – Theatre: Design and Technology, MFA

San Francisco State University – Theatre: Design/Technical Production, MFA

UC Irvine – Theatre Design, MFA

UC San Diego – Theatre: Design, MFA

UCLA – Design for Theatre and Entertainment, MFA


Connecticut

University of Connecticut – Theatre: Costume Design, MFA

University of Connecticut – Theatre: Scenic Design, MFA

Yale School of Drama – Theatre: Design, MFA


Florida

Florida Atlantic University – Theatre: Design and Technology, MFA

Florida State University – Costume Design, MFA

University of Florida – Costume Design, MFA


Georgia

University of Georgia – Design & Technology, MFA


Illinois

Illinois State University – Theatre: Costume Design, MFA

Illinois State University – Theatre: Scene Design, MFA

Northern Illinois University – Costume Design, MFA

Northern Illinois University – Design and Technology, MFA

Northern Illinois University – Scenery Design, MFA

Northwestern University – Stage Design, MFA

Southern Illinois University – Theatre: Costume Design or Scenic Design, MFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Costume Design & Technology, MFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Prop Design & Management, MFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Scenic Design, MFA


Indiana

Indiana University – Theatre: Design + Technology, MFA

Purdue University – Costume Design, MFA

Purdue University – Scenic Design, MFA


Iowa

The University of Iowa – Theatre: Design, MFA


Kansas

University of Kansas – Scenography, MFA


Louisiana

Louisiana State University – Costume Technology & Design, MFA

Louisiana State University – Scenic Technology & Design, MFA

The University of New Orleans – Theatre Design, MFA

Tulane University – Theatre: Design and Technical Production, MFA


Maryland

University of Maryland – Theatre: Design, MFA


Massachusetts

Boston University – Costume Design, MFA

Boston University – Scene Design, MFA


Michigan

Michigan State University – Theatre Design, MFA

Wayne State University – Theatre: Scene Design, MFA

Wayne State University – Theatre: Costume Design, MFA


Minnesota

University of Minnesota – Design and Technology, MFA


Missouri

University of Missouri-Kansas City – Design and Technology, MFA


Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Stage Design: Scenic/Lighting/Tech, MFA

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Costume Design, MFA


Nevada

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Design/Technology, MFA


New York

Brooklyn College – Design & Technical Production, MFA


North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Theatre Design, MFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Costume Design, MFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Costume Technology, MFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Scenic Art, MFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Scene Design, MFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Stage Properties, MFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Wig & Makeup Design, MFA


Ohio

Kent State University – Theatre Design and Technology, MFA

Ohio State University – Theatre Design, MFA

Ohio University – Production Design, MFA

University of Cincinnati – Costume Design and Technology, MFA

University of Cincinnati – Make-up and Wig Design, MFA

University of Cincinnati – Stage Design, MFA

University of Cincinnati – Stage Properties, MFA


Oregon

Southern Oregon University – Theatre Studies: Production and Design, MFA


Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University – Costume Design, MFA

Carnegie Mellon University – Costume Production, MFA

Penn State University – Theatre: Design + Tech, MFA

Temple University – Theater: Design, MFA


South Carolina

University of South Carolina – Costume Design and Technology, MFA

University of South Carolina – Scenic Design, MFA


South Dakota

University of South Dakota – Design/Theatre Technology MFA


Tennessee

University of Memphis – Theatre: Costume or Scenic Design, MFA


Texas

South Methodist University – Theatre: Entertainment Design, MFA

Texas State University – Theatre: Design, MFA

Texas Tech University – Theatre Design, MFA

University of Houston – Theatre: Design & Technology, MFA

University of Texas at Austin – Theatre: Design & Technology, MFA


Virginia

University of Virginia – Costume Design and Technology, MFA

University of Virginia – Scenic Design and Technical Production, MFA

Virginia Tech – Costume Design and Technology, MFA

Virginia Tech – Properties Design and Management, MFA

Virginia Tech – Scenography, MFA


Washington

University of Washington – Drama: Design, MFA


Washington D.C.

The George Washington University – Production Design, MFA


West Virginia

West Virginia University – Theatre: Costume Design and Technology, MFA

West Virginia University – Theatre: Scenery Design and Technology, MFA


Wales

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – Design for Performance, MA


Further Education in Theatre Design

USA

Massachusetts

Boston University – Scene Painting, Artisan Certificate


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