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Theater Design and Technology

The University of the Arts

48 months
46530 USD/year
46530 USD/year
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Apply your creativity and problem-solving skills to the world of theater production lighting, costume, scenery, projection, sound design and technical direction through the Theater Design and Technology program in the The University of the Arts Ira Brind School of Theater Arts.


Roles like lighting, set, sound and costume designers are crucial to an audience’s ability to be transported by a live production.  And from day one, The University of the Arts Theater Design and Technology students get a real-world, hands-on education from working professionals and through the wide range of productions that happen on campus each year.

Program Outcomes

Theater Design & Technology graduates:

  • will effectively analyze scripts and source material, apply research, and make specific choices about world building that serve both the needs of the script and the artist’s imaginative impulse.
  • will be able to develop their ideas into realized theater projects through collaboration, exploration, and communication, while demonstrating the skills to effectively convey their vision to their collaborators.
  • will demonstrate practical skills, exhibit stagecraft and possess the technical experience to support their own design decisions.
  • will demonstrate an awareness of how their creative voices relate to current and historical design paradigms and practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History Survey 
  • Theater Sketching & Rendering
  • Survey of Theater Arts
  • Stagecraft
  • Theater Design & Technology crafts course (your choice)
  • Theater Design course (your choice)
  • Stage Management 
  • Script Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an Application for Admission.
  • Submit the non-refundable $60 Application Fee.
  • Submit official High School Transcripts. 
  • Submit a Writing Sample.
  • Complete a Portfolio Review, Interview or Audition.
  • Though not required, feel free to submit any of these Optional Materials.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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