The Professional Training Program at Temple University has distinguished itself as one of the foremost theater training institutions in the nation, and is an important contributor to the Philadelphia theater landscape. In our production program, MFA designers & technicians collaborate with professional faculty, staff & guest artists to bring exciting, contemporary theater to diverse audiences. Temple Theaters is known for premiering new works for Philadelphians and producing stagings of classic works. Our alumni find successful employment as designers & technicians at theaters across the country & around the world.
In the Design Program for Theater M.F.A. designers & technicians collaborate with professional faculty, staff and guest artists to stage exciting, contemporary theater for diverse audiences. We are looking for aspiring designers who will pursue the intent of the play wherever it leads them, into any period or style, into any emotion or state of mind, and whose knowledge and skills are so various that they bring a rich theatricality to the worlds they create. The Design Program for Theater combines intensive classroom work with full-scale productions to create well rounded designers and technicians. Our graduates find work in many aspects of theater, including regional theater, educational theater, and the entertainment industry.
The MFA Design Program is a three-year, full-time conservatory program
in the following areas: Scene Design, Costume Design, Costume Construction, and Lighting & Projections Design.