Stage Design - Lighting Design Set Design & Costume Design - The Lir Academy
The MFA in Stage Design is a one-year programme with a practical focus for professionals looking to specialise in lighting, costume or set design.
The Stage Design programme is purposely designed to allow students to either specialise on one area of stage design (set, costume OR lighting design) or to combine disciplines as desired (set AND costume design for example, or set AND lighting design).
Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Production Design) will be taught in the third term and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students) and will culminate with a professional production staged in one of The Lirs performance studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors and theatre makers. Students on the Master in Fine Art Stage Design will take two compulsory modules and choose two of four elective modules. Compulsory Module: Contemporary Theatre Practice, Production Design. Elective modules: Set Design Workshop, Costume Design Workshop, Lighting Design Workshop or Dramaturgy for Stage Design.
Candidates should have a good honours degree of upper second class or above, or equivalent qualification in a cognate area. A portfolio of recent work is also an essential part of the application process.
Proven natural ability and prior experience as demonstrated at interview will also be considered.
Please note that all applicants must include a financial plan in their personal statement which indicates clearly how they intend to finance themselves if successful in gaining a place on this course
Closing Date: 31st March 2023
1 Year Full-Time/2 Years Part-Time
Next intake: September 2020