The School of Design and Production offers a professional training program that is open to college graduates who wish to specialize in one of four design concentrations (Costume Design, Scene Design, Sound Design, or Wig and Makeup Design), or one of five production concentrations (Costume Technology, Scene Painting, Stage Automation, Stage Properties, or Technical Direction). The M.F.A. is earned in a three-year conservatory program.
The Performing Arts Management Program emphasizes a responsible approach to careers in areas such as marketing, development, public relations, financial management, general management, educational outreach and artistic management. The successful graduate of this program will be qualified to pursue a career in either a nonprofit or commercial organization in the theatre, dance or music arenas.
The School of Filmmaking offers a unique opportunity for the nascent film composer to fully collaborate in a working production and postproduction environment with student filmmakers. Student composers will have the opportunity to score numerous student productions over the course of the two-year program, while honing their musical and compositional skills. Film Music Composition students will take courses specifically designed to equip the composer with a variety of skills. These will include digital and analog recording, orchestrating, conducting, the film music business, scoring for feature film, television and new media, and collaborating with directors, producers, editors and musicians.
The School of Music Graduate program offers artistry and education at its highest level. Its goals and objectives are to prepare and train students for careers as professional classical musicians. The program enables advanced students to pursue further training in specialized areas of performance.