Coursework in Set Design and Production

Set Design and Production Overview

The Set Design and Production curriculum teaches students to communicate their ideas effectively through collaboration, building on skills learned in desgn courses, and culminates in fully realized set design projects. Set Design students draw, draft, paint, build models, 3D print, and laster cut, all in an effort to realize their vision, both in design courses and on fully produced plays, musicals, operas, and dance concerts in six venues within the University Center for the Arts (UCA). Set Design students collaborate with each production's creative team, consisting of highly qualified faculty and staff members working within the UCA's many production support facilities, including welding and CNC (Computer Numerical Control), a paint shop, and prop shop.

Related Facilities and Equipment:

  • CAD Lab with 22 student workstations
  • Design Lab with 28 drafting & rendering stations
  • Scenic Shop
  • Paint Shop
  • Color printers, plotter, and 3D Printer

CAD Lab software and training includes:

  • Vectorworks
  • Google Sketchup Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Production Premium
  • MakerWare 3D printing software writers.