Design

The Design department seeks to develop exciting, thoughtful designers of scenery, costume, lighting, projection, and sound for the theater. What makes the Yale program unique is the integration of all areas of design. This provides students with the common ground of core knowledge of the field; and it emphasizes that in telling the human story for theater, all elements of design are an integral part of the whole and cannot be conceived independently. Through classes and production, the department encourages the discovery of process in formulating the design idea, development of a discriminating standard for students’ own work, and preparation for a creative and meaningful professional life in the theater.

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Current Students Receiving Financial Aid

More than $7,000,000 in financial aid was awarded in 2018-19.

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Production Opportunities

Students apply theory to professional practice in production work at the School, Yale Rep, and Yale Cabaret.

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Affinity Groups

Coalition-building and networking among students who share common interests, goals, and/or a self-identified background.

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Department News

Ming Cho Lee
Oct 02, 2018

Ming Cho Lee to Receive Henry Hewes Design Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Honor

Lee (Design Faculty), the first recipient of the award, is also a member of the Theater Hall of Fame and holds five honorary degrees.

WIld Goose Dreams
Sep 18, 2018

Yale Alums Power NYC Premiere of ‘Wild Goose Dreams’

The play by Hansol Jung (’14) stars Peter Kim (’04) and features costumes by Linda Cho (’98) and sound design by Palmer Hefferan (’13).