Scenic Design


What is Scenic Design?

Scenic Design is a concentration within Theatre. Our curriculum incorporates rigorous studio and production work. Through this, students develop a deep understanding of scenography. In our program, your classes will focus on fostering your individual growth while also introducing you to a competitive professional environment. You’ll collaborate with guest artists and gain experience in design, props, and paints. You’ll also have opportunities to work on productions in theatre, lyric theatre, and dance. Our graduates leave with a strong foundation in both scenic design and 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: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994


  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476


  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350