Prior to entering the BFA Design & Production programs, students must complete the Design & Production Freshman Core curriculum.
Costume, Lighting, Scene, and Sound
The Design program at the School of Theatre is an intensive conservatory program with a national reputation. The goal of the program is to help students achieve professional competence. This program requires a serious commitment of time and energy from students. The program stresses collaboration and process. The School’s Boston University Theatre complex consists of three interconnected buildings that house two theaters (one proscenium and one black box), all of the shops and laboratories needed for creating the productions—scenery, costumes, lighting, sound—as well as classrooms and offices for the School’s Design & Production program.
Degrees Offered & Admissions Information
- BFA Costume Design: Course of Study
- BFA Lighting Design: Course of Study
- BFA Scene Design: Course of Study
- BFA Sound Design: Course of Study
- MFA Costume Design: Course of Study
- MFA Lighting Design: Course of Study
- MFA Scene Design: Course of Study
- MFA Sound Design: Course of Study
Students who participate in the Design programs will work with a professional faculty whose work is seen throughout the world, in regional theaters, on Broadway, and internationally.
There are many opportunities for hands-on study in our more than 35 productions that the School of Theatre produces annually. We also offer professional opportunities through our Professional Theatre Initiative (PTI), a program that allows our students access to top theatres throughout the country for internship, summer stock, design, and production opportunities.
- Ben Emerson | Sound Design
- James Noone | Scenic Design
- Mark Stanley | Lighting Design
- Mariann Verheyen | Costume Design