Theatre: Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technical Theatre

The Good Person of Szechwan Zombie Prom Inside the Costume Shop Desire Under the Elms The Good Person of Szechwan Set Design Jean Isaacs' San Diego Dance Theatre Birds of Paradise Inside the Costume Shop Chorus Line from The Musical of Musicals (the musical!) A Mark Twain Centenary Tribute Scene Painting for The Vagina Monologues The Good Person of Szechwan Eurydice Making Hats In Costuming Paradise Hotel Paradise Hotel Costume Design Little Women


Alumni Overview

Alumni from the MFA Design program continue on to pursue many different applications of their emphases. These talented individuals represent SDSU in education, freelance design, corporate entertainment, and at some of the country's most prestigious theatres and performance venues. Below are lists of our selected graduate alumni in the areas of costume, lighting, and scenic design (please click each link to expand).

Costume Design Alumni

Erin Carignan
Crafts Supervisor, The Old Globe Theatre; San Diego California
Jeannie Galioto
Freelance Designer
Valerie Henderson
Freelance Designer
William Henshaw
Associate Professor of Theatre, Resident Costume Designer, Henderson State University; Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Leslie Malitz
Freelance Designer
Megan Schmidt
Crafts Artisan, La Jolla Playhouse; La Jolla, California
Valerie St. Pierre Smith
Costume Designer, Stylist; Washington, D.C.
Shelly Williams
Assistant Costume Design/Shopper, The Old Globe Theatre; San Diego, California

Lighting Design Alumni

Ann Archbold
Professor and Chair, Theatre Drama Head of MFA Lighting Design Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, Wisconsin
Michelle Caron
Freelance Lighting Designer
Craig Dettmen
Associate Professor & Production Manager, University of Southern Mississippi; Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Ashley Johnstone Kidwell
Staff Lighting Designer, Nautilus Entertainment Design; San Diego, California
Tal Janowitz
LEE Filters USA; Los Angeles, California
Jonathan Martin
Showtec Principle Designer; Poway, California
Kelli Groskopf
Lighting Designer, Shop 12 Design, Las Vegas, NV
Luke Olson
Lighting Designer, Shop 12 Design, Las Vegas, NV
Conor Mulligan
Freelance Lighting Designer and Broadway Associate

Scenic Design Alumni

Sean Fanning
Freelance Designer
Chad Dellinger
Freelance Designer, Art Director
Ryan Grossheim
Freelance Designer, Art Director
Andrew Hull
Freelance Designer, Art Director
Jungah Hun
Freelance Designer
Mason Lev
Production Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering
Rob Morgan
Set Designer
Teaching Professor of Drama, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Brian Redfern
Set Designer
Assistant Professor, Cal State Chico
Jeff Stander
Assistant Professor, Doane College; Nebraska
Amanda Stephens
Associate Set Designer, David Korins Design; New York, New York
Chris Ward
Production Designer, Art Director, Digital Set Designer