Scenic Design


What is Scenic Design?

Scenic Design, a concentration within Theatre, guides students toward a deeper understanding of the scenographic space via rigorous production and studio work. Our curriculum focuses on fostering your individual growth while introducing you to a competitive professional environment. You’ll collaborate with guest artists and gain experience in design, props, and paints. You’ll also gain hands-on experience working on productions in theatre, musical theatre, opera, and dance. Our graduates leave with a strong grounding in all aspects of scenic design and a solid foundation in theatre studies. You can apply directly into this concentration, although you must submit a portfolio before being accepted.

Career Options

  • Prop management
  • Set design

Post-Graduation Success1

76% employed or continuing education

73% employed after graduation

3% attending graduate school

Insufficient survey data is available for average starting annual income.

Sample employer destinations: Groupon, Infinity Arts Academy, Pride Films & Plays

Sample grad school destinations: National Louis University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1160 - 1330 SAT Score

3.00 - 3.60 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $32,616


  • Tuition: $30,210
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $49,526


  • Tuition: $31,084
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,400