Special Effects and Design for Performance


The Special Effects and Design for Performance program is an immersive, practice based program that equips students with the knowledge and skills to respond to design briefs as set, costume and lighting designers.

The program develops students in a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge through research and practical exercises in model-making, rendering, digital visualization and fabrication, manual and computer-aided drafting and life drawing, as well as screen design, storyboarding, pre-visualization and art direction for film and television.


Students also investigate the social, historical and cultural contexts informing contemporary art, architecture and design, the history of costume and clothing, color and lighting theory. They learn in a collaborative environment through workshops, conceptual and realized projects such as major designs for productions, exhibitions and installations. Each year students also develop their practical skills as crew on various LIHSA productions.


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